Calamiteitenfonds Reizen was founded in 2000 to compensate consumers for the extra costs during their trip due to a catastrophe (natural disasters or molest (acts of war and comparable)).
Under its guarantee scheme, the Calamiteitenfonds covers bookings made by consumers on the Dutch market with companies participating in the Calamiteitenfonds.
On the Dutch market means that consumers should either be resident in the Netherlands, depart from the Netherlands or book on a .nl website of a participating company.
The Calamiteitenfonds makes payments in case such consumers suffer financial loss when their travel company cannot or may not (fully) perform the agreed services due to a catastrophe or an impending catastrophe. Moreover, if the trip is terminated early, the Calamiteitenfonds will reimburse the travel sum on a prorated basis as from the date the trip was terminated.
For this guarantee, consumers pay a fee of € 2.50 per booking (maximum 9 persons per booking).
Funding of Calamiteitenfonds
The guarantee provided by the Calamiteitenfonds is funded through:
- The equity of the Calamiteitenfonds itself (annual report 2021 in Dutch only available on request).
- Consumer contributions.
The documents we have available in English are mentioned here:
- Guarantee scheme
- Regulations Catastrophe committee
- Implementation regulations – claim settlement
Please send us an e-mail if you need more information.
Interested in participating in Calamiteitenfonds?
For EU/EFTA companies active in the Netherlands wishing to become a participant of the Calamiteitenfonds, certain information is available in English. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.