|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||30 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Saturdays: Apr 19-Sep 20, 2014|
|Start city:||Amsterdam, Holland|
|End city:||Amsterdam, Holland|
Boat and Bike Tour through the Heart of Holland. The perfect tour to enjoy various highlights of Holland. Visit famous historical towns and cities, and enjoy many architectural and cultural highlights in the province of “Zuid-Holland”. Although this is the most densely populated part of the country, you will be surprised when you will visit small, picturesque towns and ride along the cycle tracks through the “Green Heart” and the small “Lake District” of Holland.
During the season (April 21 and 28 and May 5, 2012) time is made to see the tulips at the "Keukenof" (by public transportation and/or taxis; entrance fee and transfers not included).
The Netherlands are “El Dorado” for cyclists: Many thousands of kilometers of cycle tracks enable bike travelers to make relaxing and interesting bike tours, to explore the most beautiful parts of the country and to visit famous towns and picturesque villages, various sights and other highlights.
Furthermore, the “Low Lands” are “a barge traveler’s dream”: almost every important city, town or village and most sights and places of interest can be reached when navigating one of the many inland waterways. Our ships and barges sail in a very relaxing pace, allowing the passengers to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Mooring places are mostly in the very center of historical towns: the most charming places, sights, museums, and shops are often within walking distance. Our guests can take fantastic excursions, enjoy major tourist highlights and meet “the locals” every day.
A typical day
Between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. you will leave your ship, which will be sailing to the next meeting place, and in the meantime you will cycle along the most scenic routes. During self-guided tours, with your bicycle map & tour documentation (included), you can plan your own daily tour yourselves or with the crew. En route, various stops can be individually planned for sightseeing and coffee and lunch breaks.
At the end of your bicycle day, the staff will welcome you on board and coffee and tea are available. In the evening, a delicious three-course dinner will be served on board. Drinks (like wine, beer and soft drinks) are available at a small charge in the bar.
Every evening you will have the opportunity to visit and explore a different town or city or to share your experiences with other guests from various countries in the cozy living room, the bar or on the sun deck of your ship. Daily bicycling distances may vary between approx. 30 and 60 kilometers (18 – 35 miles). Most routes can be considered as "easy", as major parts of the country are flat.
Therefore, our tours are suitable for both experienced, as well as for novice cyclists. In fact, we have many very satisfied guests over 55 years of age, who enjoyed a boat and bike tour very much!
If you prefer to stay on board for one or more days and enjoy the sailing: no problem! That is exactly what makes a boat and bike tour so special and what makes it an ideal holiday for couples, parties of friends, families, small groups and single travelers.
Discover the best of the Netherlands in eight days by boat and bicycle.
Visit places of interest you would never see during a "regular" tour by car or coach. In the morning, an extensive Dutch breakfast will be served and you may make your own packed lunch (sandwiches, fruit, a snack and a drink).
A boat and bike tour in Holland is unique!
Traveling and staying on a ship means that your hotel room and restaurant in fact follows you during your tour. This means: no daily change of room, no packing and unpacking of suitcases, yet traveling and visiting highlights every day and staying in different places every night. The friendly and multilingual crew and kitchen staff on board will serve delicious meals.
Our self-guided, individual bike tours are very suitable for those who do not like to bike in a group. Everyone can choose his or her own speed and, obviously, daily tours can be individually arranged or organized according to your personal interests and daily constitution. On board, you will have many opportunities to meet with other enthusiastic cyclists from various countries.
Therefore, “Boat and Bike Tours” are an excellent way to explore the most beautiful and interesting regions, towns and cities of the Netherlands. Enjoy flowers, cheese and wooden shoes, windmills and waterways, beautiful old towns and romantic villages, cultural highlights and natural beauty in the country of Rembrandt and Van Gogh.
Learn more about self-guided trips.
Day 1: Arrival in Amsterdam
Arrive at the boat from 2 PM on in Amsterdam (centre). Explore downtown Amsterdam: time for shopping, to visit a museum or to make a canal tour (reduced tickets available on board, until 10 pm). This is an unique way to see the capital of Holland from another side.
Overnight in Amsterdam.
Day 2: Breukelen – Utrecht (19-25 miles/30-40 km)
A breakfast cruise to Breukelen and first bike tour along the beautiful windingriver Vecht. Along this river you will see very nice villas, cottages and small castles. Along the river into the center of Utrecht with its Dom (Cathedral) tower. In the afternoon: continue by ship from Utrecht to Rotterdam.
Overnight in Rotterdam.
Day 3: Rotterdam – Schiedam – Delft – Rotterdam (25 miles/40 km)
Cycling tour via “jenever-city” Schiedam and through the Delfland area to Delft. Visit the beautiful city centre with its small canals, picturesque streets, bridges and alleys. For many guests a visit to the Delftware factories of “Royal Delft” is one of the highlights of the tour. Dinner cruise from Rotterdam to Dordrecht. Arrival around 8 pm. In the evening short city walk (free).
Overnight in Dordrecht.
Day 4: Kinderdijk – (Gouda)- Schoonhoven (15-32 miles/25-50 km)
Travel by ship from Dordrecht to Kinderdijk. Visit Kinderdijk (Unesco World Cultural Heritage) with 19 windmills in line. Then you have the choice between a longer bike tour with a visit to beautiful cheese city of Gouda or a short bike tour through the Alblasserwaard . Both tours end in the “silver city” of Schoonhoven on the river Lek, where you can visit a silversmith. In the evening a small cheese tasting will be offered on board.
Overnight in Schoonhoven.
Day 5: Schoonhoven – Oudewater – Utrecht (32 miles/50 km)
Cycle tour from Schoonhoven through the beautiful “Green Heart” of Holland via Oudewater (visit the Witches Weigh House) to Utrecht. Near Oudewater you can visit a traditional cheese farm, where you can also buy delicious farm-made Gouda cheese. In the late afternoon, the ship will bring you from Utrecht to Beverwijk. In the evening live music on board.
Overnight in Beverwijk.
Day 6: Beverwijk – North sea coast – Haarlem – Beverwijk (21-32 miles/35-50 km)
Today offers 2 bike tours, both leading to Haarlem: the longer tour leads through the dunes via Bloemendaal and Zandvoort and along the North Sea coast; the shorter tour leads through the inland to Haarlem. Both tours return to Beverwijk. In the evening your ship will sail to Zaandam.
Overnight in Zaandam.
Day 7: Zaandam – Amsterdam (19 miles/30 km)
From Zaandam you will cycle to the open air museum "Zaanse Schans" (traditional wooden houses, windmills, cheese farm and wooden shoe clog manufacturing). Continue bike tour through recreational area "Twiske" to Amsterdam. Afternoon and evening in Amsterdam. If you didn’t go for a canal tour on the first day, you will havethe opportunity to do it today.
Overnight in Amsterdam.
Day 8: Amsterdam
After breakfast: disembarkation and end of tour.
Saturdays: Apr 19-Sep 20, 2014
|Low season:||Apr 19-May 2, 2014|
|Shoulder season:||May 3-Jun 6; Sep 6-Sep 26, 2014|
|High season:||Jun 7-Sep 5, 2014|
|Lower deck, twin cabin|
|Upper deck, twin cabin|
Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:
All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:
You can bring your own bicycles (at no extra cost). However, the crew or tour operator are in no way responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such bicycles.
The bikes will have FLAT pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.
If you plan to bring your own seat, please ensure that it is a universal seat post.
Please note that helmets are NOT available to rent on this tour. We recommend that you bring your own, or purchase one when you arrive at your destination. In the Netherlands, bikers are not obligated by law to wear a bike helmet, but we strongly recommend everyone to wear a helmet.
The ANNA MARIA AGNES can hold 65 guests. There is a total of 34 cabins (approximately 108 square feet/10 M2) on 2 decks.
All cabins have:
There are some single and triple cabins available.
The boat also has a spacious salon, large panoramic windows, restaurant, lounge area and bar, where there is a WIFI network. There are tables and chairs outside on the partially roofed sun deck, along with a separate deck to store the bikes.
The terrain is flat and the cycle paths are mostly concrete or paved roads. The tour is ideal for cyclists in average physical condition.
Q: Can I request vegetarian meals, or other special dietary requests?
A: Yes. Vegetarian is available and free. Lactose and gluten-free diets are also possible for 50 euros. All other dietary requests on request.
"We had a very enjoyable holiday on our Bike and Barge Tour. Our only complaint was the cold, rainy weather which was beyond anyone's control.
"Ida, our tour guide was awesome. She was very knowledgeable about all the areas that we cycled through and provided interesting historical and geographical information along the way. She was always available to assist with any questions we had along the way. She was a lovely lady.
"The meals and service aboard the barge were excellent from the dining room to the young men that serviced and helped with the bicycles. (bicycles were comfortable and paniers were awesome to have)
"We found the itineraries to be very manageable and quite enjoyed the routings. I was not thrilled with the Beverwijk port, as it was in an industrial area and pretty much limited us to the barge for the evening, but understand the logistics of it's location.
"All in all a very positive experience and would not hesitate to recommend it."
"We're home after our fourth bike trip – safe and sound.
"We enjoyed our Holland biking. The scenery was lovely and charming. Mostly flat with a few inclines when we went to the sand dunes and beach. The Dutch are very clean and pristine. The gardens and yards are well manicured. The little towns are charming. Our tour guide, Jack, was excellent. He led us through the difficult areas and made sure everyone was on track.
"Every evening Jack prepared us for the next day's biking with a review of the map and forewarned us of some difficult spots. Thanks for your help."
- Dick V.
"I would HIGHLY recommend this trip. I was hesitant at first being on a barge boat -- but the boat was large enough, with quite an enjoyable ambience for the salon, bar and dining room. Yes, the rooms were small but we knew that and packed accordingly. There was way too much food – and good food – hearty food for the 35 miles averaged day biking. The staff went overboard in being helpful, professional and friendly.
"We had both country and city biking – not a lot of the latter but enough to be able to see the architecture, etc. Jack our tour director took us on walks after dinner when we were docked at the different cities to view the small villages and cities as the boat only traveled during the day while we were biking."
- Helen B.
Tour start and end
Nearest airport: Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
Nearest train station: Amsterdam Centraal
Then a short distance from the train station to the pier via taxi.
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From the famed canals and impressive art collections of Amsterdam and attractions of Rotterdam to the tulip fields carpeting the lush countryside, Holland packs a considerable punch for such a small country. Outside of the large cities, visitors can revisit the Middle Ages through its remaining castles and grand estates. Other highlights of the Dutch countryside include the marshlands, wetlands, and beaches. The walled towns of Holland’s trade and commerce routes are delightful to explore, and the maritime tradition of this coastal land is still seen in its quaint harbor towns.
Dutch tulips are iconic – a symbol of Holland. Mid-March through mid-May transforms the already beautiful countryside into a sea of reds, pinks, purples, and yellows. Another charming symbol of the country, Holland's many windmills are scattered across the landscape and make for postcard-perfect scenery.
Sailing together to pleasant waters
We can help you with almost any requirement you may have, from the hire of a ship, to the complete organisation of your event down to the last detail. It's not only private groups, but also businesses, schools and social clubs that go sailing on the ships. Individuals are welcome too. You don't need any sailing experience, as the crew will teach you the basic principles. Let us know of any specific wishes you may have. Thanks to our many years' experience, we will be able to satisfy them to perfection.
Many of the fabulous sailing ships in the fleet have been through less glorious times, languishing in a harbour, or doing service as a houseboat. But as time passed, there were more and more enthusiasts who were prepared to lovingly restore the ships. Gradually, they brought guests along to keep the costs of maintaining the ships down. Over the years, it has grown into a renowned organisation with a very impressive fleet.
Harbours and sailing areas
The ships depart from different ports. Together we have eleven official 'home ports' in the Netherlands. Furthermore, we are active outside the Netherlands and sail around Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Spits Bergen, France, the Channel Islands, England, Sicily, the Lipari Islands, the Balearic Islands, Spain & Morocco, the Canary Islands and the Caribbean.
11.1 In the event of cancellation by the Customer, the following percentages shall be due:
Cancellation costs in % of the tour price (agreement)
11.2 Cancellation must be made by fax, with receipt to be confirmed by Supplier, or by registered mail. The date of cancellation shall be the date of receipt by the Supplier.
In these General Conditions, as well as in the related Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings: a. Supplier: The owner of the Ship or the tour operator b. Customer: Any person, whether natural or juridical, who enters into an Agreement with a Supplier.
c. Agreement: Any agreement that is entered into between a Supplier and a Customer, including any amendments and additions thereto, whereby the Supplier agrees to conduct a Tour aboard his Ship, and to which these General Conditions apply. d. Guest: Any person, whether natural or juridical, who is authorized by the Customer to make use of the services of the Supplier. e. Voyage or Tour: The entire tour with inclusions as published, including stay aboard the Ship, taking place during the period set forth in the Agreement. f. Luggage: Any luggage, consisting of easily transported or wheeled items, in the possession of a Guest. g. Ship: The Ship referred to in the Agreement. h. Price: Price of the Tour, as set forth in the Agreement. Scope of Application 2.2 General conditions that conflict with the provisions hereof shall apply only if expressly accepted by the Supplier in writing and only with respect to the Agreement(s) concerned. 2.3 Amendments or additions to any provision of the Agreement or these Conditions shall be effective only if made in writing. 2.4 The Agreement and these Conditions constitute the entire agreement setting forth the rights and obligations of the Supplier and the Customer. 2.5 In the event of a conflict between the Dutch-language version of these Conditions and any version in another language, the Dutch-language version shall prevail. 2.6 In the event that any provision of these Conditions should be invalid, the remaining provisions shall continue to have effect. The invalid provision shall be replaced by a provision that approximates, to the extent possible, the intent of the invalid provision. 2.7 The contracting parties are the Supplier and the Customer. These conditions shall also apply between the Supplier and Guests, who are not parties to the Agreement between the Supplier and the Customer, and the Customer shall be responsible forensuring this. The Customer shall indemnify the Supplier for any and all liability of the Supplier vis-à-vis a Guest that would have been excluded if the Guest had been bound by these Conditions. Liability of the Supplier Liability of Customer and Guests 4.2 The Customer shall not be entitled to rely on the Guests' own liability. 4.3 This article shall apply without prejudice to other or additional rights, including rights vis-à-vis third parties, of the Supplier. Supplier Suppliers Right to Suspend Performance 7.2 The right to suspend performance shall include the Suppliers right to deny the Customer or any of the Guests access to the Ship. Further Rights of Supplier Payment Terms 9.1 Unless otherwise agreed, the Price is valid for Tours as published in the brochures of Supplier or tour operator. 9.2 The Customer shall pay the Supplier the sum due in the currency expressed in the Agreement within the time period provided therefor in the Agreement, without any discount, deduction or set off. The Customer shall at no time be entitled to suspend his obligation to make payment. Payment shall be deemed to have made on the credit date indicated on Suppliers bank or giro statement. Complaints Rescission Force Majeure Applicable Law
2.1 These Conditions shall form part of every Agreement. These Conditions shall also apply to the precontractual relationship between the Supplier and the Customer, as of such time as the Supplier has provided them to the Customer and the Customer has not objected to their application within 7 days thereof.
2.8 These Conditions shall also inure to the benefit of any legal or natural person upon whom, in the widest possible sense, the Supplier relies or has relied in the execution or performance of the Agreement or in the conduct of his business activities.
2.9 In the event of a conflict between the provisions of the Agreement and the provisions of these Conditions, the provisions of the Agreement shall prevail.
3.1 The liability of the Supplier to pay damages for death or personal injury pursuant to part 3 of title 10 of Book 8 of the Civil Code, shall be limited to the sum of EURO 136.134,= per Guest. In the event that such damages take the form of an annuity, the capital shall not exceed EURO 136.134,= per Guest.
3.2 The liability of the Supplier to pay damages for loss of or damage to Luggage shall be limited to EURO 1.000,=. Damage shall be limited to the current value of the Luggage. The Supplier shall have no liability for any non-pecuniary loss, indirect or consequential damages arising from the loss of or damage to Luggage.
3.3 The Supplier shall not be liable for any loss attributable to delay (irrespective of the cause thereof and whether arising before, during or after transportation), or to any deviation from the agreed upon time for starting and ending.
3.4 The Supplier shall have no liability for damages resulting from a thing, brought on board by a Guest, that the Supplier would not have permitted on board, had he been aware of its nature or character, if the Guest knew or should have known that the Supplier would not have permitted such a thing on board. The Guest shall be liable to the Supplier for any expenses and damages that may arise as a result of his having brought or having had such thing on board.
3.5 Without prejudice to article 6:107 Civil Code, in the event of personal injury suffered by a Guest, only that Guest shall have a cause of action for damages. Without prejudice to article 6:108 Civil Code, only the surviving spouse, children and parents who depended on the Guest for their support shall have a cause of action for damages. The value of the claims provided for in this section shall be based on the relative position and affluence of the claimant.
3.6 In the event that the Supplier proves that damage, loss or injury is attributable to the fault or negligence of the Guest, the Suppliers liability shall accordingly be set off, either completely or in part.
3.7 In the event that persons assisting the Supplier in performing his obligations render, at the request of the Customer or Guests, services that the Supplier is not obligated to perform, such persons shall be deemed have acted under the instructions of the Customer and/or the Guests to whom the services were rendered.
3.8 The Customer waives the right to set-off based on comparative negligence.
3.9 Should at the time of payment a dispute arise about the amount due, or a calculation be required for its determination which can not be carried out quickly, Customer shall be obliged to pay immediately that portion of the fee about which both parties agree and to furnish security for the portion disputed by the Customer, or the part of the sum which has not yet been determined.
3.10 All expenses incurred in collecting costs owed by Customer, whether legal or extralegal, are for account of
4.1 The Customer and the Guests shall be jointly and severally liable for any damage, loss or injury to the Supplier caused by the Customer, Guest or their Luggage. This shall apply to damage to the Ship, to injury and damage to any persons or property located on board, as well as to injury and damage caused by the Customer, Guests or their Luggage to persons or property not located on board the Ship, in the event such damages are sought from the Supplier.
5.1 The Ship and its crew conform to the legal requirements.
5.2 Pursuant to the Agreement, the Supplier is obligated to use his best efforts to carry out the Tour. Supplier is entitled to cancel a tour when the number of applicants is less than the minimum number required as announced in the publication of the tour. Supplier shall inform Customer to this effect no later than four weeks before scheduled start of a tour, unless another period is announced in the publication of a tour (also refer to 5.7)
5.3 The sailing route shall be determined by the Supplier in consultation with the Customer.
5.4 The Supplier and/or the Captain shall at all times be entitled to decide that, as a result of weather conditions, high or low water, blocked sailing routes and similar conditions, including those relating to the Ship, the Ship cannot sail, or that it is necessary, in the broadest sense, to modify or cancel the Tour, or to change the place of departure or arrival.
5.5 The Supplier shall, in such case, make every effort to cooperate in finding an alternative or a solution, provided that any additional costs in connection therewith shall be reimbursed by the Customer. It shall be within the discretion of the Supplier to determine whether an alternative or solution is capable of being implemented and whether the Supplier can reasonably do so.
5.6 The provisions of this article shall also apply in event that the Supplier or Captain is forced to take one of the decisions referred to herein as a result of the actions or failure to act of one or more Guests, in the case of a delay, howsoever caused, and in the event the Supplier cannot reach the place of departure or arrival agreed to with the Customer.
5.7 Should the ship unfortunately be unavailable, Supplier shall attempt to replace it with a comparable Ship. Should this be impossible, Supplier shall be entitled to terminate the contract and cancel the Tour. Should Supplier terminate the contract due to a circumstance that can not be attributed to the Customer, Supplier shall offer Customer a Tour of comparable quality or an alternative tour of different quality with appropriate compensation of Price. Should Customer refuse to accept this offer, Customer shall be entitled to full refunding of the Price or remittance, or – should the tour already partially have been participated in – a proportional part of the price. Any liability on the side of the Supplier shall remain limited to the amount paid or due under contract by the Customer.
Obligations of Customer and Guests
6.1 The Ship shall be made available upon the commencement of the Tour, clean and with its complete inventory. Unless otherwise agreed, the Customer shall, no later than the day of debarkation, leave the ship behind in the same condition as he found it upon embarkation, i.e., clean, and with its complete inventory.
6.2 The Customer and the Guests must strictly comply with all requirements and instructions, whether prescribed by law or given by or at the behest of the Supplier or the Captain, in particular but not exclusively those relating to order and safety. In the event that such requirements or instructions are not followed, the Supplier shall be entitled to suspend performance or to rescind the Agreement.
6.3 The Customer and Guests shall not bring anything on board other than the Luggage.
6.4 The Luggage belonging to the Customer and Guests shall not constitute a nuisance. The Customer and Guests shall in no case be permitted to carry with them dangerous substances (in the broadest sense of the word), or to bring on board drugs or contraband. In addition, no pets or animals may be brought on board without prior permission.
7.1 In the event of non-performance, inadequate performance or late performance by or on behalf of the Customer, the Supplier shall in all circumstances be entitled to immediately suspend performance of his obligations under the Agreement, while reserving all remaining rights vis-à-vis the Customer, including any exclusion of Suppliers liability for damages.
7.3 In the event of non-performance, inadequate performance or late performance of these obligations by or on behalf of the Customer, followed by recourse by the Supplier to this right to suspend performance, the Supplier shall nevertheless be entitled to receive payment in the amount agreed upon, and shall not operate to the detriment of other or additional rights that the Supplier is entitled to enforce against the Customer pursuant to these Conditions and/or basic contract law.
Access to the Ship, as well as to the Tour and the lodging and catering services, may be denied by the Supplier where necessary due to capacity, safety, public order, potential damage or nuisance, as well as in cases of past overdue invoices, all without prejudice to the other provisions of these conditions and reserving all remaining rights against the Customer, including any exclusion of Suppliers liability for damages.
9.3 The Supplier shall be entitled, at any time up to twenty days prior to the initial date of the Tour, to increase the Price as a result of extreme changes in the cost of carrying out the Tour. The Customer shall, in such a case, be entitled to cancel the Agreement, provided he does so within ten days of receipt of notice to this effect.
9.4 Failure by the Customer to fulfill his obligation to make payment to the Supplier within the time period agreed upon therefor, shall automatically constitute default without any notice of default being required. From the time that the Customer is in default until the time of payment in full, interest for late payment shall be due in the amount of 2% of the amount due per month or partial month, without prejudice to the Suppliers legal right to full damages.
9.5 All costs connected with the collection of the amount due from the Customer, including court costs, shall be borne by the Customer.
10.1 Complaints concerning invoices shall be made within fourteen days of the invoice date. 10.2 The Customer and/or Guest shall communicate any complaints concerning the performance of the Agreement to the Supplier and/or the appropriate personnel present immediately (during the trip), in order to give the Supplier the opportunity to take measures aimed at correcting any situation that is the subject of a legitimate complaint.
12.1 In the event a. the Customer is declared bankrupt, makes assets available to creditors, submits a request for a moratorium on payments, has an attachment levied on all or part of his assets that is not lifted or placed in custodianship within ten days after the date of attachment; or b. decides to proceed or proceeds with the cessation or transfer of all or a significant part of his business activities, including the contribution of his business activities to an existing or to-be-established company, or changes the objects of his business enterprise; or c. fails in full or in part to fulfill any legal or contractual obligation vis-à-vis the Supplier, after having received written notice of default; or d. fails to pay any invoiced amount or portion thereof within the time period provided therefor, the Customer shall by operation of law be deemed to be in default, and any remaining payments shall immediately fall due.
12.2 Under the circumstances set forth in the previous section, the Supplier shall be entitled, without giving rise to any liability in damages and without prejudice to his other rights, such as rights relating to overdue fines, interest, and the right to demand damages, and without giving notice of default or seeking judicial intervention: a.to rescind the Agreement in whole or in part, by sending written notice to that effect to the Customer; and/or b.to demand immediate payment of any sums due to the Supplier from the Customer; and/or c.before performing the Agreement any further, to obtain from the Customer security for the (timely) performance of his payment obligations.
12.3 In the event that the Supplier elects to rescind the Agreement, the Customer shall pay liquidated damages consisting of the Price, or the amount of actual damage, if this exceeds the Price.
In the event that the Supplier is prevented by force majeure of a permanent or temporary nature from performing of continuing to perform his obligations under the Agreement, the Supplier shall be entitled, without giving rise to any liability in damages, by giving notice to that effect and without judicial intervention being required, to rescind the Agreement in whole or in part, without prejudice to the Suppliers right to demand payment from the Customer for performance rendered prior to the commencement of the force majeure, or to suspend in whole or in part the performance or continued performance of the Agreement. The Supplier shall notify the Customer forthwith of any situation involving force majeure. In the event of suspension of performance, the Supplier shall retain the right to subsequently rescind the Agreement in whole or in part.
14.1 Both the Agreement and these general conditions shall be governed exclusively by Dutch law. 14.2 Any dispute shall be submitted to the competent court in the district in which the Supplier has his place of business. In the event that the Customer is a Consumer, he shall be entitled, within one month, to designate a different court within the Netherlands.
c. Agreement: Any agreement that is entered into between a Supplier and a Customer, including any amendments and additions thereto, whereby the Supplier agrees to conduct a Tour aboard his Ship, and to which these General Conditions apply.
d. Guest: Any person, whether natural or juridical, who is authorized by the Customer to make use of the services of the Supplier. e. Voyage or Tour: The entire tour with inclusions as published, including stay aboard the Ship, taking place during the period set forth in the Agreement.
f. Luggage: Any luggage, consisting of easily transported or wheeled items, in the possession of a Guest. g. Ship: The Ship referred to in the Agreement. h. Price: Price of the Tour, as set forth in the Agreement.
Scope of Application
2.2 General conditions that conflict with the provisions hereof shall apply only if expressly accepted by the Supplier in writing and only with respect to the Agreement(s) concerned.
2.3 Amendments or additions to any provision of the Agreement or these Conditions shall be effective only if made in writing. 2.4 The Agreement and these Conditions constitute the entire agreement setting forth the rights and obligations of the Supplier and the Customer.
2.5 In the event of a conflict between the Dutch-language version of these Conditions and any version in another language, the Dutch-language version shall prevail. 2.6 In the event that any provision of these Conditions should be invalid, the remaining provisions shall continue to have effect. The invalid provision shall be replaced by a provision that approximates, to the extent possible, the intent of the invalid provision.
2.7 The contracting parties are the Supplier and the Customer. These conditions shall also apply between the Supplier and Guests, who are not parties to the Agreement between the Supplier and the Customer, and the Customer shall be responsible forensuring this. The Customer shall indemnify the Supplier for any and all liability of the Supplier vis-à-vis a Guest that would have been excluded if the Guest had been bound by these Conditions.
Liability of the Supplier
Liability of Customer and Guests
4.2 The Customer shall not be entitled to rely on the Guests' own liability. 4.3 This article shall apply without prejudice to other or additional rights, including rights vis-à-vis third parties, of the Supplier.
Suppliers Right to Suspend Performance
7.2 The right to suspend performance shall include the Suppliers right to deny the Customer or any of the Guests access to the Ship.
Further Rights of Supplier
9.1 Unless otherwise agreed, the Price is valid for Tours as published in the brochures of Supplier or tour operator.
9.2 The Customer shall pay the Supplier the sum due in the currency expressed in the Agreement within the time period provided therefor in the Agreement, without any discount, deduction or set off. The Customer shall at no time be entitled to suspend his obligation to make payment. Payment shall be deemed to have made on the credit date indicated on Suppliers bank or giro statement.