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Terms and conditions for vessel hire

The Maritime Museum applies the following hire terms and conditions for the hire of museum ships:

The terms and conditions stated below are an integral part of every agreement and quotation for hiring rooms and facilities.

The “lessor” is the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, which is hiring out rooms and/or facilities to the hirer. The “hirer” is the person or entity using the room(s) and/or facility made available to them by the lessor.

All quotations issued are valid for two weeks unless stated otherwise in the quotation. We then place a no-obligations option in our diary. After the option period of 2 weeks expires, the option will be deleted automatically from our diary.

Safety on board
Your host on board is an experienced skipper. You must follow his/her instructions at all times. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult. For safety reasons, we ask you not to run on board and to keep an eye on your children. The adults accompanying the children are responsible for the children. Lifejackets must be worn on board (including by children).

The hirer is liable for all damage to the location and/or the inventory caused by the hirer or anyone to whom access is granted by the hirer. The lessor is not responsible for theft, loss or damage to goods brought in by the hirer. It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure that any goods that are brought in are appropriately insured if so desired. The lessor is only liable for damages suffered by the hirer if and insofar as those damages are a direct result of gross negligence or deliberate actions by the lessor. Liability on the part of the lessor for indirect damages (including consequential damages, loss of profits or earnings and missed savings) is excluded in all cases.

Should the hirer terminate the rental agreement less than 2 months before the agreed rental date, the lessor will charge the following cancellation fees: In the event of cancellation more than two months before the rental date, you will not owe cancellation fees to the Maritime Museum. When the cancellation is made less than 2 months before the rental date, the following cancellation fees apply:

up to 1 month before the rental date: 25% of the amount last quoted.

up to 14 days before the rental date: 50% of the amount last quoted.

up to 7 days before the rental date: 75% of the amount last quoted.

for cancellation 7 days or less before the rental date: 100% of the amount last quoted, except in the case of storms or extreme weather conditions.

Moving a rental date is allowed free of charge up to 7 days before the rental date. After that point, we will charge 100% of the last quoted amount.

Booking period
Reservations are required for a museum ship and can be made up to 2 weeks before the rental date. We regret that we are unable to consider any later reservations.

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