Meet the safest houseboat in the world

Extremely safe does not have to be boring


Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a doomsday prepper to appreciate this unique vessel. Actually, a stay on the Capsule - a lifeboat built in 1972 in California – will be an unforgettable experience for anyone who’s in for something completely different. Currently the Capsule is located in Ewijk, in the mid-east of the Netherlands, close to the German border.


Originally the vessel was built as a lifeboat and it could evacuate up to 28 persons in case of an emergency, equipped with a heavy duty engine, sprinkler system and inboard oxygen appliances. Until a few years ago the boat was hanging on a North Sea oilrig, waiting for such an event to happen – luckily it never happened.


Safest houseboat in the world

Safety (and luxury) first

We’re glad to say that the Capsule – without a doubt the safest houseboat in the world – has found a much more useful purpose. Two courageous entrepreneurs (Veldhuis and Terpstra) bought the lifeboat in 2008 and turned it into a unique houseboat that sleeps two in a very unusual but pleasant way.  The Capsule has been stripped completely and is renovated in such a way that it meets the level of these day’s standards. The result is a unique, floating, super-de-luxe en-suite floating hotel room. We are especially impressed with the high quality of the finishing of the interiour, thanks to great craftswork of shipwright Piet Blaauw.


The Capsule is conveniently equipped with a double bed, a fridge, microwave, internal water supply, toilet, fire place, fan, Nespresso coffee machine and two waterfront chairs. So it's not only safety first, but also luxury first.

 Houseboat Ewijk

Great location

The houseboat is located in the beautiful area of Ewijk, close to the majestic river ‘Waal’. From here you can hike or bike through the river area, or visit Nijmegen, the oldest city of The Netherlands. Ewijk is conveniently located nearby two highways: the A50 and the A73.


A stay on the Capsule houseboat is an unforgettable experience, and you will for sure have a great story to bring home!

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