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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  1. Tom Scott

    Tom ScottMuaj më parë

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

  2. ArthursHD

    ArthursHD26 ditë më parë

    Why not grow berries or something else low laying to further reduce the noise?

  3. Samuel Sleath

    Samuel Sleath26 ditë më parë

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

  4. Ilhan Babacan

    Ilhan Babacan27 ditë më parë

    You were over here for the couple of days it wasn't bloody raining

  5. David Dennis

    David Dennis28 ditë më parë

    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.

  6. Mad ManXBL

    Mad ManXBL29 ditë më parë

    Some say this is the highest point in the Netherlands

  7. SpeakerMunkey

    SpeakerMunkey10 orë më parë

    Sorry Tom - but it would be 'damping' not 'dampening', the mounds aren't making the sound waves wet. Also, it's not 'damping' at all, it's scattering :-) Great vid though.

  8. MedicXDm

    MedicXDm4 ditë më parë

    Dude's.... Just plant some trees.

  9. forestsoceansmusic

    forestsoceansmusic4 ditë më parë

    Netherlands is so advanced. I had the good fortune to visit there 3 times from 2011 to 2012, staying for 4 weeks each time.

  10. Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan7 ditë më parë

    I'm baffled

  11. xyz39808comments

    xyz39808comments8 ditë më parë

    People suffering from Audio Processing Disorder: Am I a joke to you?

  12. Tim O'Brien

    Tim O'Brien8 ditë më parë

    In a thousand years, after the destruction and rebuilding of civilization, archaeologists will argue about the construction, and religious and ceremonial use, of these ridges and furrows.

  13. dandymcgee

    dandymcgee8 ditë më parë

    I live across the road from a extremely busy train station. I can relate. When the train goes by I have to pause whatever I'm watching because I literally can't hear or thinking about anything while that damn horn is blowing.

  14. NOMADdaf

    NOMADdaf9 ditë më parë

    I see how it works, but I fail to see the art in it.

  15. Brandon N

    Brandon N10 ditë më parë

    My brain does not filter out background noise so well and it sucks

  16. D0wnshift

    D0wnshift10 ditë më parë

    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.

  17. Chris G

    Chris G10 ditë më parë

    This video is now pure evil with 666k views 😇

  18. Al Guien

    Al Guien11 ditë më parë

    I wanted to see a decibel meter!

  19. damienmarktaylor

    damienmarktaylor11 ditë më parë

    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.

  20. Random Citizen

    Random Citizen11 ditë më parë

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

  21. B4KU

    B4KU13 ditë më parë

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

  22. ghostpeyton

    ghostpeyton15 ditë më parë

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

  23. bigmike1ak

    bigmike1ak15 ditë më parë

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

  24. Elvis Bisanovic

    Elvis Bisanovic16 ditë më parë

    Congratulations on 2 Million subs, Tom!

  25. zJoriz

    zJoriz16 ditë më parë

    Didn't know that either. You keep finding interesting stuff about my own country I never heard of. Bravo

  26. falconseye97

    falconseye9717 ditë më parë

    God damn, I love these videos.

  27. Stephen Hugh Cook

    Stephen Hugh Cook17 ditë më parë

    "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!

  28. grimm auld

    grimm auld17 ditë më parë

    Congrats for your very recent 2mil

  29. Joshua Sweetvale

    Joshua Sweetvale17 ditë më parë

    I used to live just a few miles from here. The sound of jets is home to me.

  30. Venus Kogane

    Venus Kogane17 ditë më parë

    Yes yes... Science words...

  31. Clio Stronk

    Clio Stronk17 ditë më parë

    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

  32. Dr. Pancakes

    Dr. Pancakes18 ditë më parë

    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

  33. Luke Hernandez

    Luke Hernandez18 ditë më parë

    Congrats on 2 mil!

  34. D4nny

    D4nny19 ditë më parë

    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.

  35. Josh Denis

    Josh Denis19 ditë më parë

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

  36. Miquel

    Miquel19 ditë më parë

    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 )

  37. Dog Residue

    Dog Residue20 ditë më parë

    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

  38. Dutch viewer NL

    Dutch viewer NL20 ditë më parë

    Please go to the Marker Wadden

  39. Hankorama

    Hankorama20 ditë më parë

    Is this like crop circles, except 'way different?

  40. ACE Place

    ACE Place20 ditë më parë

    :22 LOOK OUT FOR THE TRENCH..... oh

  41. Floris

    Floris20 ditë më parë

    The Dutch again? 😁

  42. diddy_dante

    diddy_dante21 ditë më parë

    I live in Amsterdam and I immediately recognized the landscape but I surprisingly never saw this place

  43. Should_A_ Sed_Dis

    Should_A_ Sed_Dis21 ditë më parë

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

  44. Pieter Visser

    Pieter Visser22 ditë më parë

    Planting trees on those ridges would improve the dampening further.

  45. TheKingOfArkel

    TheKingOfArkel22 ditë më parë

    1:35 kanker polderbaan

  46. Sten Dijk

    Sten Dijk22 ditë më parë


  47. Johnny

    Johnny23 ditë më parë


  48. John Thallas

    John Thallas23 ditë më parë

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

  49. JbsPekka

    JbsPekka23 ditë më parë

    Would 20 million trees fit there?

  50. Hunting and cooking channel

    Hunting and cooking channel23 ditë më parë

    OMG! Is it possible to plant 20m Trees...

  51. OWNAGE 956

    OWNAGE 95624 ditë më parë

    Your content is great! Keep it up!

  52. d u c k

    d u c k24 ditë më parë

    You went to my homeland? why didnt i hear about this sooner.

  53. NorthernDruid

    NorthernDruid24 ditë më parë

    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.

  54. ledgeri

    ledgeri24 ditë më parë

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

  55. BuildingCenter

    BuildingCenter24 ditë më parë

    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.

  56. Kavukamari

    Kavukamari25 ditë më parë

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

  57. pacator17

    pacator1725 ditë më parë

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

  58. dieselwelds

    dieselwelds25 ditë më parë

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

  59. Justice Warrior

    Justice Warrior25 ditë më parë

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

  60. Dani

    Dani25 ditë më parë

    You need to join Team Trees!🎄🌲🎋🌴🌳🎄

  61. Roger Onslow

    Roger Onslow25 ditë më parë

    Damping not dampening!

  62. Kalicharan H C K

    Kalicharan H C K25 ditë më parë

    Please make a fundraising video on planting 20M trees.

  63. Dallas Herrmann

    Dallas Herrmann25 ditë më parë

    Can confirm the brain will filter out the sound of a freight train passing every 20 minutes. Live near a busy rail line.

  64. GTRGTX999

    GTRGTX99926 ditë më parë

    They look just like sound diffraction or diffusion panels used in studios. That’s where the inspiration came from probably.

  65. Deleted

    Deleted26 ditë më parë

    No patreon?

  66. Pure Competizione

    Pure Competizione26 ditë më parë

    I think there’s something similar around Auckland airport actually