The Giant Art That Keeps Planes Quiet

Next to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the Buitenschot Land Art Park, a giant set of ridges and furrows cut into the landscape. Yes, it's art: but it also stops some local residents from being exposed to jet noise.
More about the park: www.schiphol.nl/en/schiphol-as-a-neighbour/page/landscape-design-plan-to-combat-noise-nuisance/
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  • I got really lucky with the weather and really unlucky with the direction the planes were going.

    Tom ScottTom Scott21 gün önce
    • Why not grow berries or something else low laying to further reduce the noise?

      ArthursHDArthursHD16 gün önce
    • It would be great if you could make a video about Reykjavik's geothermal heated pavements

      Samuel SleathSamuel Sleath16 gün önce
    • You were over here for the couple of days it wasn't bloody raining

      Ilhan BabacanIlhan Babacan17 gün önce
    • My hearing is reduced in my right ear by ~90dB at 200Hz. This makes perception of anything in 3D space almost impossible. The unexpected result is I can no longer isolate a conversation out of ambient noise. I’ve lost this ability to cancel out noise sources. It is most frustrating.

      David DennisDavid Dennis18 gün önce
    • Some say this is the highest point in the Netherlands

      Mad ManXBLMad ManXBL19 gün önce
  • My brain does not filter out background noise so well and it sucks

    Brandon NBrandon N2 saatler önce
  • As a kid, we moved into a nice house under the approach lane of an airport. It was annoying for maybe a month, multiple airplanes an hour overhead. But after a while we never noticed it anymore.

    D0wnshiftD0wnshift9 saatler önce
  • This video is now pure evil with 666k views 😇

    Chris GChris G12 saatler önce
  • I wanted to see a decibel meter!

    Al GuienAl Guien22 saatler önce
  • I walk my dog here twice a day, it actually serves as a dog park, great to see it included in your videos, its quite unique, i love the place.

    damienmarktaylordamienmarktaylorGün önce
  • Yay! 2 million subs!!! Congrats, Tom, you're awesome!

    Random CitizenRandom CitizenGün önce
  • Damn, i live there and up to day i didn't know why the land shaped so weirdly. Thanks!

    B4KUB4KU3 gün önce
  • Tom can you recreate the 2 drums and a cymbal fall off of a cliff with all of your good quality

    ghostpeytonghostpeyton5 gün önce
  • Wouldn’t it work better with some trees or bushes planted on the top of some of those rows?

    bigmike1akbigmike1ak5 gün önce
  • Congratulations on 2 Million subs, Tom!

    Elvis BisanovicElvis Bisanovic6 gün önce
  • Didn't know that either. You keep finding interesting stuff about my own country I never heard of. Bravo

    zJorizzJoriz6 gün önce
  • God damn, I love these videos.

    falconseye97falconseye977 gün önce
  • "You know what's great? Hearing. It's like all these waves enter your head an' you know what it is and where it came from. MENTAL!

    Stephen Hugh CookStephen Hugh Cook7 gün önce
  • Congrats for your very recent 2mil

    grimm auldgrimm auld7 gün önce
  • I used to live just a few miles from here. The sound of jets is home to me.

    Joshua SweetvaleJoshua Sweetvale7 gün önce
  • Yes yes... Science words...

    Venus KoganeVenus Kogane7 gün önce
  • I remember this! I grew up in that area, but we lived in a so-called green zone with far less noise (hardly any to be honest). The area in question, Vrijschot-Noord in the town Hoofddorp, is a very posh neighbourhood with some of the most expensive houses in the region. Which explains why it became a priority to fix it. Those people had money, power and patience (and were angry and sleep deprived). I am not so sure if they had searched this hard for a solution if it had been the worker bees of Schiphol who were jet-engined out of their beds instead of the higher management. Fun times

    Clio StronkClio Stronk7 gün önce
  • I read the title as "The giant art that keeps the planet quiet" and I was like wait so is this landscaping job really important

    Dr. PancakesDr. Pancakes8 gün önce
  • Congrats on 2 mil!

    Luke HernandezLuke Hernandez8 gün önce
  • Rather than being the same wavelength, wouldn't they be an odd number of half wavelengths, or in other terms, (2n+1)/2 lambda? Because this way, destructive interference would occur. This is what I was taught anyway.

    D4nnyD4nny9 gün önce
  • I would love to see you have james may on for game garage. To the power of suggestion! Cheers.

    Josh DenisJosh Denis9 gün önce
  • 1:10 ehm i dont get that with wavelenghts? few centimeters that is frequency of few GHz and 10 or 20meters ?? Thats 28MHz or 14MHz . wavelenghts of audio are much longer than this ( few kilometers actually )

    MiquelMiquel9 gün önce
  • i have auditory processing disorder, that filtering job is very, VERY hard for my brain to do. it amazes me that other people can pull it off so effortlessly

    Dog ResidueDog Residue9 gün önce
  • Please go to the Marker Wadden

    Dutch viewer NLDutch viewer NL10 gün önce
  • Is this like crop circles, except 'way different?

    HankoramaHankorama10 gün önce
  • :22 LOOK OUT FOR THE TRENCH..... oh

    ACE PlaceACE Place10 gün önce
  • The Dutch again? 😁

    FlorisFloris10 gün önce
  • I live in Amsterdam and I immediately recognized the landscape but I surprisingly never saw this place

    diddy_dantediddy_dante11 gün önce
  • I thought you where going to walk right into the water at :24 hahhaa too bad. It would of been very Monty python-esque

    Should_A_ Sed_DisShould_A_ Sed_Dis11 gün önce
  • Planting trees on those ridges would improve the dampening further.

    Pieter VisserPieter Visser12 gün önce
  • 1:35 kanker polderbaan

    TheKingOfArkelTheKingOfArkel12 gün önce
  • Skiphol😂

    Sten DijkSten Dijk12 gün önce
  • 2:20

    JohnnyJohnny13 gün önce
  • Hey why don't they use that type of technology to slow down or stop tornadoes

    John ThallasJohn Thallas13 gün önce
  • Would 20 million trees fit there?

    JbsPekkaJbsPekka13 gün önce
    • OMG! Is it possible to plant 20m Trees...

      Hunting and cooking channelHunting and cooking channel13 gün önce
  • Your content is great! Keep it up!

    OWNAGE 956OWNAGE 95613 gün önce
  • You went to my homeland? why didnt i hear about this sooner.

    d u c kd u c k14 gün önce
  • One analogy for how incredible the range of hearing is compared to vision I heard from a friend of mine, is that we only see light in one octave.

    NorthernDruidNorthernDruid14 gün önce
  • Just an idea: If it is shown, or/and allowed, a google maps link would not hurt in this series..

    ledgeriledgeri14 gün önce
  • This is one of the most surprising and interesting episodes, AND it's blissfully brief. This is a banger. Edit for UK readers: This is not a sausage.

    BuildingCenterBuildingCenter14 gün önce
  • ive learned i can even do it at 2x speed or more in some cases

    KavukamariKavukamari15 gün önce
  • I live in the Netherlands (the north, so not near Amsterdam or Schiphol). I didn't now this, so thanks for teaching me :)

    pacator17pacator1715 gün önce
  • Why couldn't you whisper this video so I could filter your voice better?

    dieselweldsdieselwelds15 gün önce
  • So much work when the runway is so far away!! People there are just bitching about a little bit of noise!

    Justice WarriorJustice Warrior15 gün önce
  • You need to join Team Trees!🎄🌲🎋🌴🌳🎄

    DaniDani15 gün önce
  • Damping not dampening!

    Roger OnslowRoger Onslow15 gün önce
  • Please make a fundraising video on planting 20M trees.

    Kalicharan H C KKalicharan H C K15 gün önce
  • Can confirm the brain will filter out the sound of a freight train passing every 20 minutes. Live near a busy rail line.

    Dallas HerrmannDallas Herrmann15 gün önce
  • They look just like sound diffraction or diffusion panels used in studios. That’s where the inspiration came from probably.

    GTRGTX999GTRGTX99915 gün önce
  • No patreon?

    DeletedDeleted16 gün önce
  • I think there’s something similar around Auckland airport actually

    Pure CompetizionePure Competizione16 gün önce
  • Plant bushes there. Bet it gets better.

    TheMoneypresidentTheMoneypresident16 gün önce
  • I lived on Air Force bases in Europe until I was a teenager. When we moved back to the States, I couldn't sleep well (or even get comfortable) for quite some time because there were *no sonic booms* which were *frequent at most AFBs in Europe,* especially at night. Weird, hunh?

    Bicentennial NaggerBicentennial Nagger16 gün önce
  • ‘Acoustic grass’

    FedstedFedsted16 gün önce
  • Why didn't we do that when George Washington took over the airports in 1776? I'm really not sorry about this either ROFLOL!

    Wolfs RainWolfs Rain16 gün önce
  • You should do a video on Alsace Lorraine, it is a city on the border of France and Germany that during wars it was in Germany and in the next battle there, it would be in France

    LukeBH13LukeBH1316 gün önce
    • LukeBH13 Alsace-Lorraine isn’t a city.

      DeusVultDeusVult15 gün önce
  • Dude i live right next to that, it's in Hoofddorp. Really unlucky i didn't meet you as i come there quite often.

    BananaTrolzzBananaTrolzz16 gün önce
  • please make a video about the plant 20 million trees project

    Jake The PugJake The Pug16 gün önce
  • They should also put trees and shrubs

    reuben standerreuben stander16 gün önce
  • Art is amazing, you "modern art is trash" guys need to realize that

    Raphael VasconcellosRaphael Vasconcellos16 gün önce
    • @Jack Evans modern art ended in the 60's. Know if you are talking about CONTEMPORARY art, it have nothing to do with the art market. There's simply too many artist that doesn't even come close to Sotheby's

      Raphael VasconcellosRaphael Vasconcellos14 gün önce
    • If I ever see any modern art being sold at clearly not part of tax evasion prices I'll let you know.

      Jack EvansJack Evans14 gün önce
  • Are you going to join the teamtrees initiative?

    Ynze van der BrugYnze van der Brug16 gün önce
  • i dreamed being in this place with my grandpa and my brother looking at two ww1 flying on top of us and then crashed after that a helicopter comes and of course crashed too.

    Steam BoarSteam Boar16 gün önce
  • BOSE aint got s**t on this noise cancelling advancement.

    Mazapan🎭KingPin™Mazapan🎭KingPin™16 gün önce
  • The video subject matter would be interesting but this guy is as entertaining as a cold fish

    cokevspepsi516cokevspepsi51617 gün önce
  • Can't wait to see a video about Hagia Sofia!

    Kayleigh BranniganKayleigh Brannigan17 gün önce
  • Just like sound proofing a room.

    MundryMundry17 gün önce
  • I took a pic of this place and didn’t even know until I saw this

    H and M FishingH and M Fishing17 gün önce
  • You should join team trees

    frooploopfrooploop17 gün önce
  • I was getting comfortable in my chair, and then the video ended so quickly. More!

    Peter HenningsenPeter Henningsen17 gün önce
The Giant Art That Keeps Planes Quiet