Jachthaven Naarden is currently closely involved in a special restoration project involving the oldest houseboat/studio in the Netherlands called the Zwerver. It was built in 1900 at boatyard De Vlijt in Oude Wetering. Artist, architect and explorer Wijnand Otto Jan Nieuwenkamp designed it as a houseboat but also used it as a mobile studio and gallery.
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Together with Stichting de Zwerver and Stichting Nieuwenkamp a new purpose for this unique houseboat/studio is being investigated. By looking at the possibilities for the boat and by making small adjustments during the upcoming restoration, the unique character can be saved and the boat can also be used as a Bed & Breakfast and meeting venue.