Register | Login


Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, located just 9 km southwest of the city, is the third busiest airport in Europe and one of the busiest in the world. In an average year, more than 63 million passengers pass through Schiphol in as many as 479,000 flights to and from various international destinations. That’s an average of about 1,300 flights every day, or nearly a flight every minute. In other words, Schiphol is very busy and very loud.

When the Dutch military first built a landing strip here in 1916, they chose the site because it was a polder —a broad and flat lowland that used to be the bed of a vast lake. Over the decades the flat expanse of the Haarlemmermeer polder became one of the most densely populated areas of the country, and the noise produced by the airport became an annoying problem for the residents.

buitenschot-park-2

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2017.


Loading...


Surveen Chawla in Two Piece For Maxim Magazine

Parineeti Chopra on Femina India Magazine July 2014

Sunny Leone helps Hate Story 2 with Pink Lips

Red Hot Nathalia Kaur Maxim Magazine July 2014

Alia Bhatt Vogue Magazine July 2014

Shraddha Kapoor GQ India July 2014 Magazine

Evelyn Sharma In Bikini For GQ India June 2014

Ajanta and Ellora Caves of India