Art. 1. Definitions
This ‘Rental Agreement’ is drafted for the Rental of Bicycle(s) from by Het Zwarte Fietsenplan (the ‘Lessor’) to individuals or commercial enterprises, such as Hotels (referred to as ‘Lessee’).

Art. 2. Rental fee
The rental fee (the ‘Rent’) is defined in accordance with the Lessor’s current price list (the ‘Price List’) at the moment of entering into the rental agreement. The Price List is deposited and available for inspection by the Lessee at the branch offices of the Lessor.

Art. 3. Payment
In solemn acceptance and execution of the Rental Agreement, the Lessee expressly consents to the ensuing payment terms:

  1. Reservation Deposit: A pre-agreed amount specified in the Rental Agreement will be reserved on the Credit Card for each e-bike (€250 deposit) and e-cargo bike (€500 deposit) rented. This reservation is solely for securing the rental and covering potential damages. No reservation deposit is required for regular bike rentals.
  2. ID Verification: For every bike rental, the Lessee’s ID document number will be verified for record-keeping purposes.
  3. Payment Method: The Rent and associated charges, as detailed in the invoice, are to be paid by Debit/Credit Card at the branch offices unless an alternative payment arrangement has been agreed upon in writing.
  4. Cash Payment: In the event that payment by Credit/Debit Card is not feasible, the Lessee may make the payment in cash at the shop of Het Zwarte Fietsenplan/Black Bikes.
  5. Guarantee: The contractually agreed guarantee is utilized to cover payment for all amounts owed under the rental agreement by the Lessee to the Lessor.
  6. Waiver of Liability: The Lessor waives all liabilities, claims, and damages caused by the inability of the Lessee to use or make use of the rented bicycle(s).
  7. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation with at least 48 hours’ notice, the Lessee is eligible for a full refund or rental credit. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email.

Art. 4. Hire Period
The Hire Period outlines the duration of the bicycle rental, and various conditions govern its commencement, termination, and potential extensions. It is crucial for the Lessee to adhere to the specified terms to ensure a smooth rental experience.

  1. Commencement of Hire Period: The hire period begins at the specified start time outlined in the rental agreement.
  2. Return of the Bicycle(s): The hire period concludes upon the return of the rented equipment, as specified in the rental agreement (the ‘Hire Period’). The Lessee is responsible for adhering to the agreed-upon return date and time.
  3. Extension of Hire Period: Extension of the Hire Period is permissible only with the explicit permission of the Lessor and is subject to the payment of the applicable extension fees, as specified under the terms of the agreement.
  4. Early Return: Early return of the bicycle(s) terminates the rental agreement. However, it does not entitle the Lessee to any discount on the contractual or extended Hire Period Rent.
  5. Return Deadline: The Lessee is required to return the bicycle(s) no later than the date specified in the rental agreement.
  6. Failure to Return: If the Hire Period or the agreed extension expires without the bicycle(s) being returned at the branch offices of the Lessor, the Hire Period is considered to continue until the bicycle(s) are returned by the Lessee or collected by the Lessor. Extension fees must be paid upfront at one of the Black Bikes rental desks.
  7. Non-Judicial Termination: Notwithstanding the conditions outlined above, in case of failure to return, the Lessor is authorized to non-judicially terminate the rental agreement. The Lessor may promptly claim back the bicycle(s) or recover the bicycle(s) from wherever they are, against the fees specified under the terms of the agreement. This authority is also granted to the Lessor when the Lessee breaches certain clauses or conditions of the rental agreement.

Art. 5. Covenant of Bicycle Use
In delineating the parameters of usage, the following articulates the contractual obligations and responsibilities governing the Lessee in the proper utilization and care of the rented bicycle(s). The stipulations set forth herein establish the legal framework for the Lessee’s conduct during the hire period.

  1. Normal and Appropriate Use: The bicycle(s) may only be used in a normal and appropriate manner by the individual(s) specified in the rental agreement.
  2. Return Condition: The Lessee is responsible for returning the bicycle(s) at the branch offices in a clean, complete, and the same condition in which it was received.
  3. Handling and Care: The Lessee must handle the bicycle(s) with care and in an appropriate manner to ensure its proper functioning and condition.
  4. Loss Prevention: The Lessee is obliged to take all necessary steps and precautions to prevent the bicycle(s) from loss, damage, or theft during the hire period.
  5. Restricted Areas: The bicycle(s) may not be used on beaches and in the dune area unless metaled or paved roads are available for usage.
  6. Single Occupancy: Regular bicycle(s) and e-bikes(s) may only be used by one person at a time, with the exception of an infant who can be seated in a Black Bikes Child seat. The cargo bike and cargo e-bike may only be used for seating children.

Art. 6. Damages, loss and theft
In elucidating the legal parameters surrounding damages, loss, and theft, it is imperative to delineate the nuanced responsibilities and obligations inherent in these occurrences:

  1. Damages, Theft, and Loss Liability: The Lessee assumes responsibility for any damages, theft, or loss of the rented bicycle(s) and its associated components, such as chains, locks, and keys, during the rental period, up to an amount determined by the Lessor in accordance with established regulations.
  2. Insurance Coverage: Insurance coverage extends solely to the bicycle(s) itself. If both keys are presented, a deductible of €100 applies for regular bicycles and €330 for cargo bikes, tandems, and E-bikes. In the event that both keys cannot be presented, the Lessee is obligated to compensate the Lessor with an amount equal to the replacement value of the bicycle(s). This amount includes outstanding Rent and extension fees until the Lessor receives the replacement value. The charges amount to €430 for a regular bicycle and €1430 for a special bicycle (cargo bike, tandem, or E-bike), with an additional €70 for the chain lock. Notably, accessories such as child seats (front 110€ and back 130€), helmets (40€) and front carriers with baskets (50€) are not covered by insurance. While the e-bike and its locks are insured, the battery (€700), charger (€250), charger’s adapter (€70), and disk lock (€30) are not covered by insurance. In the event of non-return, the Lessee is liable for these additional costs. If the bicycle(s) are sequestered and returned to the Lessor, the Lessee will be reimbursed the compensation paid, reduced by the remaining Rent/extension fees.
  3. Liability and Damages: The bicycle(s) is (are) not insured against liability and damages. Insurance against damages and theft is available as an additional agreement per bicycle in each Rental Agreement. If the Lessee fails to reimburse the Lessor, the case will be transferred to a global international collection agency. The third party will collect internationally on behalf of the Lessor. All costs incurred by this third party will be charged to the Lessee, with a minimum of €750 per bicycle, in addition to the cost of replacing the bicycle, its chain lock, and any outstanding charges.
  4. Key Loss: It is important to note that the insurance does not cover the loss of keys. The charge for lost keys is €37.50 for regular bikes and cargo and tandem bikes, and the charge for losing the e-bike keys is €87.50 (comprising €57.50 for key replacement and €30 for the disk lock key).

Art. 7. Costs Incurred During the Hire Period
The Lessee bears responsibility for all charges, rates, and taxes associated with the rented bicycle(s). Similarly, any costs arising from the utilization of the bicycle(s) are the financial responsibility of the Lessee, encompassing but not confined to expenses related to storage, maintenance, and repairs.

Art. 8. Handling of Personal Data
The personal data of the Lessee, as outlined in the rental agreement, will be processed by the Lessor in compliance with the Dutch Data Privacy Act (Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens). This processing is essential for the Lessor to effectively execute the agreement, offer optimal services, and promptly furnish the Lessee with product information and personalized offers. Any objections raised by the Lessee against the processing of personal data for the purpose of direct mailing will be duly respected and upheld by the Lessor.

Art. 9. Liability
The Lessor holds no liability for any damage, whether direct or indirect, arising from the Lessee’s unlawful, improper, or unskilled use of the bicycle(s). Furthermore, except in cases of willful misconduct and/or gross negligence by the Lessor, the Lessor is not liable for any damages incurred: (i) as a direct or indirect consequence of any concealed defect within the equipment, irrespective of its origin; (ii) as a direct or indirect consequence of theft, loss, damage, sequestration, or seizure of the bicycle(s).

Art. 10. Company Identification
(Chamber Of Commerce) KvK Amsterdam Registration:
(Value Added Tax) VAT Number: NL
IBAN Number: NL13INGB0652635768

Art. 11. Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions are subject to and governed by the laws of The Netherlands.