Whether you’re heading off on a weekend trip to Amsterdam or a family holiday to Rotterdam, the Netherlands has something for everyone. Visit Anne Frank’s house, take a stroll through the infamous red light district or relax on a canal tour of Amsterdam.
The city has the highest density of museums in the world and the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are well worth visiting.
Rotterdam is different from other Dutch cities thanks to its impressive modern skyscrapers. It’s not the most historical city, but is a great spot for art lovers who will enjoy strolling around the Kunsthal and Boijmans van Beuningen Museum. Kids will love Rotterdam Zoo Blijdorp, said to be one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe.
What types of accidents can happen?
From broken bones caused by a slip, trip or fall to food poisoning, accidents can happen whilst you’re enjoying your holiday in the Netherlands. Being injured abroad can be incredibly stressful, and if you feel that hotel staff or your tour operator have been negligent, you could claim for compensation.
You could suffer food poisoning after eating at your hotel’s restaurant or buffet, be injured during an inclusive excursion, fall getting off the resort transfer bus, become ill after sleeping in a dirty, unhygienic room or trip on uneven flooring in the hotel reception area.
Can you claim compensation?
As a general rule, if somebody else’s negligence has led directly to your accident, you could claim compensation. When it comes to travelling abroad, the 1992 Package Travel Regulations will protect you if you booked a package holiday through a UK tour operator.
It’s up to your tour operator and hotel/excursion staff to ensure that you are safe during your holiday – this means providing clean, hygienic rooms, risk assessing planned excursions and making sure that the resort or hotel is a safe place to be. If you think that this hasn’t happened, you’ll need to contact a personal injury lawyer to make a claim for compensation.
How to make a claim
When it comes to making a claim for accidents on holiday, you want to work with a personal injury lawyer you can trust.
Accident Advice Helpline have over 13 years’ experience in the industry and we’re backed by our patron, Esther Rantzen, UK TV personality and consumer champion.
We know that the aftermath of an accident on holiday can be incredibly stressful and we’re here to make your life a little easier, so call us today on our 24/7 freephone helpline and see what we can do for you.
Date Published: May 2, 2014
Author: David Brown