There's a reason why airports are located as far outside the nearest city as possible, yet this Amsterdam airport might provide a solution that is convenient for all parties involved, from business to citizen. Schiphol Airport is one of the largest travel hubs in the world and yet is arguably one of the quietest as well. That is due in large part to its unique surroundings.
The Amsterdam airport is surrounded by artfully crafted landscapes that were manmade specifically to reduce noise pollution. Fast Co Exist writes, "The design includes 150 ridges, each about 10-feet high and 36-feet wide, surrounded by small furrows. Inside the ridges, visitors can walk through maze-like paths or have picnics in outdoor "rooms" surrounded by the walls of the ridges."