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.
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  • I got really lucky with the weather and really unlucky with the direction the planes were going.

    Tom ScottTom Scott7 aylar önce
    • Enjoy Holland Down here in “the south” it doesn’t rain that much

      DoublehashPlusDoublehashPlus7 gün önce
    • Dutch weather is not that great😅

    • Dude, I gotta say, your content is next level! From IT (the one with the dates from a programmer's perspective is awesome) up to this kind and other content on other channels, it's a delight when you upload. Thanks!

      Sebastian SiposSebastian SiposAylar önce
    • @spj515 No, in rooms you use three types of insulation, Method one: Use soft things like wool carpets to absorb the sound, which makes it less loud on the other side of the wall. Method two: Use hard flat objects that reflect the sound back, sometimes this can be shaped to deflect sound into a specific direction. Method three: Use objects with a lot of surface area and lots of irregularity, lots of small spikes and dents, this is to scatter the sound and make it deflect many times causing the sound waves to lose a lot of its energy You use method one if you want to muffle the sound a bit, make it sound more at home, this is why you have all kinds of furniture in the house, from carpets to couches which help muffle the sound. You use method two if you want to sound isolate the room, but not muffle the sound, this is used for concert halls, as you don't want to lose sound, you need the room to deflect it back and create a good harmonic sound. Method three is used if you want to make a real death silent room, it can be used as torture or as a room to work in, it muffles the sound and can be made to muffle more than 99% of the sound

      Micah van EverdingenMicah van Everdingen4 aylar önce
    • Does this mean that the similarly shaped sound insulating boards people put on their walls to reduce sound transference (like in a musicians practice room) should be perpendicular to the wall rather than flat against the wall?

      spj515spj5154 aylar önce
  • White people are just amazing

    White Working Class PrideWhite Working Class Pride18 saatler önce
  • I need to build one of those in front of my house. I'm sure the city won't mind.

    electricamir248electricamir2482 gün önce
  • that pattern looks like those noise reducing foam pads you see in musicians studios

    yellowlemonmothfreakyellowlemonmothfreak4 gün önce
  • You guys remember when this dude threw a drum kit off a cliff

    ShadyShady4 gün önce
    • Ya

      Tarek AhmedTarek Ahmed3 gün önce
  • Heathrow needs this.

    Benjy52Benjy527 gün önce
  • Fun thing i live in the netherlands and i did not even know this existed😂

    Dilano TDilano T8 gün önce
  • They should use the jet engine noise to produce electricity.

    Smarter Than YouSmarter Than You9 gün önce
  • at the beginning of this video i instinctively turned down the volume on my headphones :D

    C PC P9 gün önce
  • Who else remembers reading about this on their PSATs from two years ago

    Param ShahParam Shah11 gün önce
  • I live in Amsterdam but ive never heard of this.... looks cool though

    KeimpertKeimpert13 gün önce
  • “It can even filter out steady noise, such as a fan” Me: oh yea my fan is on.

    AppealToReasonAppealToReason13 gün önce
  • IK this is an old video, but i wanted to point something out. WIth the wave form thing... Isnt that a plot of sound intensity? Or maybe, Intensity of average frequencies? Think about it, it cant be a plot of all frequencies we are hearing. it must just be intensity of one or an average. Horizontal axis IS time, therefore vertical axis must be either frequency or intensity. There is no third axis for the other. Or i am completely mad, Im tired and need a nap.

    JakeJake16 gün önce
  • I'm always amazed by people complaining about airport noise. Most airports, especially large ones, have been in place for a very long time. By design, airports are built on the edge of population centers for noise control and keeping buildings out of approach paths. But what do developers do? They build housing tracts near airports... DUH! if you move in next to an airport, expect some noise. Don't want to listen to airplanes? Stay away from airports.

    Arnold CainesArnold Caines18 gün önce
  • skip to 1:18 if you want to avoid the rambling at the start and get to the actual story

    pillowpants337pillowpants33722 gün önce
  • I live right next to an airport directly under the flight path and my brain filters out all plane noise... unless I'm watching a movie,

    SeugoiSeugoi22 gün önce
  • Of course it was flat ground, it was the Netherlands. - How observant of you. ;-)

    RogerWilcoRogerWilco22 gün önce
  • incomplete video. you should go to the town and measure the sound levels

    GauRee ArolkaRGauRee ArolkaR24 gün önce
  • I would like to identify a system that filters out the noise of neighborhood barking dogs.

    David LockettDavid Lockett25 gün önce
  • 1:33 hehe, i can imagine getting your taxi clearance: "KLM 123 ready for taxi" "KLM 123 taxi via P A J F C J M N X U F1" "Uh... taxi via, uh, P... A... F.... what was it again?" (obviously not real taxiways)

    EverettAviationEverettAviation25 gün önce
  • Wij noemen dat kleine dijken

    XarJarXarJar25 gün önce
  • I can see my house 😜

    Joshua GeertsJoshua Geerts25 gün önce
  • This concept can also affect the weather by breaking up wind patterns. I'm waiting to see it used in a similar way to stop tornados.

    Kristan WiflerKristan Wifler25 gün önce
  • well as a dutchmen i can proudly tell you all, The sound wave prolly did not make it into acceptable limits, so the government changed the limits.

    ravagekillzravagekillz25 gün önce
  • This remembers of that colossi fight Shadow of the Colossus were you have to hide under the ground to make the colossus stay in a position were you can climb it.

    Marina NevesMarina Neves26 gün önce
  • i read the title as "The Giant Ant That Keeps Planes Quiet" and i was like "WHAT"

    Ha ClHa Cl26 gün önce
  • Sorry that's not art

    Me TooMe Too27 gün önce
  • Very interesting engineering solution but I guess to work even better the mounds would need to match the amplitude as well as the frequency.

    Corporal PunishmentCorporal Punishment27 gün önce
  • I live about 1-2 km from an International Airport and less than 500 m away from the railway. My brain ignores the planes and trains noises

    Cabbage CatCabbage Cat27 gün önce
  • I can vouch for the filtering thing. Eight years of living right next to one of my city's busiest streets, and I no longer even notice most traffic sounds.

    Rik OsborneRik Osborne27 gün önce
  • Imagine having to taxi out to that one runway that's in the next town over..damn

    Jon BJon B27 gün önce
  • So that’s why I seem unable to hear the helicopter that lands within 100 metres of my house about 10 times a day?

    Jobos a hoboJobos a hobo28 gün önce
  • I realized this was The Netherlands when I saw those tulip fields

    tijmen131tijmen13128 gün önce
  • What happened to the framerate? Is my com lagging or is it the video?

    Максим Галайчук - Mypka_MaxМаксим Галайчук - Mypka_Max28 gün önce
  • that would be so fun to ride on a dirt bike

    Build It Use ItBuild It Use It28 gün önce
  • I live under the eastern approach route voor the Buitenveldert runway, In the neighbourhood where that runway got its name from, there is a manmade forest between me and the noise of the planes but if you go westwards into the forest you can hear the rumbling engines of the planes. Even though you hear Some planes flying by at night its still quite quiet. I think that the so called noise belt around schiphol really works Well!

    The BackYardThe BackYard29 gün önce
  • I live near an airport and don't notice it at all really if I'm away a week or so and come back home I really notice it then.

    Daves RealityDaves RealityAylar önce
  • Could've planted trees too

    firedinofiredinoAylar önce
  • Sooo the solution was to mimic the wavelength of a jet engine with the dirt to create destructive interference to distort and partially cancel out the noise ....

    Kenny iglesiasKenny iglesiasAylar önce
  • This guy is James Bloody Burke reborn! Brilliant!!

    sizonesizoneAylar önce
  • Thats crazy. these people buy houses next to an airport for cheap. then cry and make other people pay to get rid of the noise?

    Popular MediaPopular MediaAylar önce
  • We just insulated this house for heat until you cannot hear landing traffic for DFW 18 R

    Matthew TrzcinskiMatthew TrzcinskiAylar önce
  • They litterally put MOUNTAINS to stop some sound??? (i'm Dutch and this is a joke)

    MarBo 18MarBo 18Aylar önce
  • I though it said ant instead of art

    Samuel XuSamuel XuAylar önce
  • I assume that these were all calculated somewhere, it would be interesting to see some data about the before and after effects. Seems odd to me that they all appear to be the same height, I would have presumed that they would need to be higher as they reached the housing area?

    videogalorevideogaloreAylar önce
  • 2:36 - It's "sound damping", not "sound dampening". Damping makes something quieter; dampening makes it wetter.

    Patrick DoylePatrick DoyleAylar önce
  • 1:13 I never thought of jet noise as low rumbling bass. To me it is head-splitting high-pitched pain.

    John PJohn PAylar önce
  • This is why they made stonehenge, spaceships were too loud

    Grumbleman BricksonGrumbleman BricksonAylar önce
  • I can’t tell if Tom is 55 or 25

    Le UmLe UmAylar önce
  • how expensive would that be

    Epic 7000Epic 7000Aylar önce
  • Ill never understand why people move next to a 100 year old airport then complain about noise.

    Xxspaceman85xXXxspaceman85xXAylar önce
  • Can't hear you

    Hate Speaker Sargon Of akkadHate Speaker Sargon Of akkadAylar önce
  • Ahh yes I remember these things called "airports", that was before the event right?

    Oliver DixonOliver DixonAylar önce
  • That’s an amazing way to cut out the low end rumble. Wonder if I applied the same logic when Busking I could block out motorbike noise...hmmm

    Joseph GibsonJoseph GibsonAylar önce
  • Your brain might filter out the noise but I believe it still gets stressed by doing do. Going from low level but still constant noise to absolute silence and you'll feel so much more relaxed.

    D. CD. CAylar önce
  • I took off from this runway and I was honestly confused like crazy why the pilot is taking us away from the airport on the ground

    fejicfejicAylar önce
  • Strictly speaking we only hear in 2d. We cannot differentiate if a sound is quiet or far away, neither can we hear if something is above or below us, only to the left or right.

    Joseph F PortelliJoseph F PortelliAylar önce
  • The Schipol site mentions that some of the sound is reflected upwards, but possibly some noise cancellation might be going on with waves interfering with each other?

    n10citiesn10citiesAylar önce
  • big soundproofing pads

    anonymous Crabzanonymous CrabzAylar önce
  • Planes will not face their engine the other way for take off. Planes land and takeoff with headwind. So it depends on the wind.

    DayinMontrealDayinMontrealAylar önce
  • If sound proofing can work in a recording studio on a small scale... same concept, but so large you'll need a drone to actually see the ridges.

    RadRichRadRichAylar önce
  • Planes been real quite since this

    IconSpal538IconSpal538Aylar önce
  • The intro is funny, because my brothers were fighting in the background.

    SerendipitySerendipityAylar önce
  • 0:21 oh no tom is gonna fall into the water oh no

    Jajus14Jajus14Aylar önce
  • "How often does the train go by?" "So often you won't even notice it."

    Graydon SharpGraydon SharpAylar önce
  • Now we know what the pyramids were for!

    Marc W.Marc W.Aylar önce
  • How about a stuka?

    klyde besoklyde besoAylar önce
  • I think some trees would help a bunch too

    IncadesentCatIncadesentCatAylar önce
  • Plot twist: the Pilots just turned on cruise control when they are in the area

    Michael VandiMichael VandiAylar önce
  • same thing as walls in recording rooms, real cool when its done with dirt instead of foam.

    humorhumorAylar önce
The Giant Art That Keeps Planes Quiet