The legality of prostitution in Europe varies by country. Some countries outlaw the act of engaging in sexual activity in exchange for money, while others allow prostitution itself, but not most forms of procuring (such as operating brothels, facilitating the prostitution of another, deriving financial gain from the prostitution of. The Dutch government has responded to these illegal activities by introducing legislation that will regulate the industry more closely. - Is prostitution legal in the Netherlands? have their own trade union. In future, the commercial operation of prostitution services, including escort agencies, will be subject to licensing. Last year the municipality of Amsterdam found illegal prostitution in three Airbnb rentals during checks, the municipality said in answers to questions from PvdA city councilor Dennis Boutkan. This problem in Amsterdam is much smaller than in Great Britain, where the police recently warned homeowners of a growing trend.