A cabin
4-person cabin
The cozy salon
The stunning kitchen
The home port Muiden

Have a relaxing day on 'The Big Change'

This beautiful tjalk is the perfect sailing ship to have relaxing day on the water!

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Sailing ship highlights

  1. Authentic but comfortable sailing boat
  2. Cozy salon
  3. Well maintained and very clean
  1. Very enthousiastic female crew
  2. A beautiful sailing boat with great sailing qualities

Sailing ship summary

This tjalk boat is a real beauty. She is almost 23 meters long and has a width of 4.3 meters. The homeport of this stunning sailing ship is Muiden. On day trips, 20 people can sail along. For multiple day trips, there is room for 14 people. The Big Change sails on the IJsselmeer, the Markermeer, the Wadden Sea and the Frisian Lakes. 

Sailing ship description

This authentic tjalk was built in 1924 as a cargo ship in Groningen. Nowadays, guests sleep and live in the rooms that were originally used to transport sugar beets, sand and potatoes. The former cargo area is transformed into a cozy guest house with a kitchen, toilet, shower, and three cabins. Despite the transformation, the ship has retained its authenticity. 

You will find great comfort on deck. Come on board and right away, you will feel at home. The atmosphere on deck is cozy, warm and safe. This pleasant ambiance is also created by the female skipper. She sails with a 'female touch' and pays a lot of attention to the catering and her guests and finds it very important to create a relaxing atmosphere. 

There are two 3-person cabins and one 6-person cabin present. Below deck, you will find a stunning and cozy salon with a lot of beautiful details. The ship is well maintained and very clean, which you will notice right away. In every cabin, a sink is present. 

We offer different types of catering that matches all your wishes and needs. What about a barbecue on a deserted island, or a high tea in the sun on deck? Also, The Big Change has a fully equipped kitchen, in which you can prepare all meals yourself. 

You can rent the sailing boat for a specific part of the day, a whole day, a weekend or for multiple days. 

Note: prices depend on your personal requests, duration etc, so please make an inquiry and we will get back to you with a detailed proposal on short notice!


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Property type

Sailing ship

Check in/out time

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14 Bedrooms, 14 Sleeps

Number of single beds: 14


There are one separate shower and one separate toilet present. Every cabin has its own sink. 


Number of toilets: 1


Fully Equipped Kitchen

Microwave / Oven

A beer tap is present


Music System / CD Player

Outdoor Facilities

Barbeque / Braai

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


Sea Views

Panoramic Views

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports


About the area

The sailing area of The Verwisseling consists of the IJsselmeer, the Markermeer, the Waddenzee and the Frisian lakes. The home port of the ship is Muiden. This city is the most beautiful port located near the Markermeer and the IJsselmeer to start your journey. We sail along the Muiderslot towards beautiful destinations such as the uninhabited island of Hooft, , and Volendam.


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Houseboat owner


At the end of the eighties I completed my studie Psychology and helped on my friend's ship for a while. I became a mate, as it is called; I did the front deck, he the back deck and the helm. This is how I learned the profession in practice. On a happy day in 1994, I thought, "This is what I want!" I had discovered that this should be my life. In January 1995 I bought this wonderful ship. "My ship", that's how it felt right away. And it still feels that way; I enjoy my work every day.

I find contact with many and very different people with different wishes and ideas the most attractive in my profession. One group only wants to sail fast, another hires the ship to catch up, philosophize and laze around. No better place to do that than on a comfortable ship in the silence (or the whims) of the water and the tranquility of nature. ”

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