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Saturday 20 December  
Boxed eggs in the Soest eierautomaat
Kevin Steinhardt's picture
Soest, Netherlands
Soest, Netherlands

The Egg-o-mat of Soest

Published on : 25 April 2011 - 7:02am | By Kevin Steinhardt (Photo: Flickr/Kevin Steinhardt)
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Machines have been dispensing sweets and canned drinks for years; and recently, vending machines have been distributing items like fruit to many around the world. The Dutch like to take things one step further, however, so how about a vending machine for eggs?

The Soest eierautomaat (Dutch for 'egg machine') is run by Annemiek Spijker, and the machine works like any other: one inserts 1.20 euro, selects a row, and takes out a box of fresh eggs.

Annemiek told me that her machine isn't the only egg vending machine in the Netherlands - we've found similar machines in Barneveld and near Wageningen.

It's located in the village of De Birkt - a few kilometres west of the town of Amersfoort - and is tucked away just off a provincial road. The Soest eierautomaat is open seven days a week - and the eggs in the machine are cooled for that little extra freshness. More information can be found on the vending machine's website:

  • External shot of the Soest eierautomaat<br>&copy; Photo: RNW/Kevin Steinhardt -
  • Closer view of the machine itself<br>&copy; Photo: RNW/Kevin Steinhardt -


Tom Friend 22 November 2011 - 11:54pm / United States

Now here is a really Cool idea!!!

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