A new kind of cargo for an old tjalk
De Verwisseling was built as a cargo ship in 1924 at the Wolthuis shipyard in Sappemeer, Groningen. The owner, with his wife and children, lived in the deck house, and in the cargo area he transported sugar beets, sand and potatoes. The ship proved to be a sturdy one, able to hold her course, low on the water and steady over both bows.
In 1976 de Verwisseling was converted to a passenger ship, able to hold up to 20 people. The former cargo area is now a cosy guest residence with a ktichen, toilet, washroom with shower and three sleeping areas for up to 14 people.