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Paul van Joolingen
Chairman of the Hoofddorp-North residents' association

“Schiphol is a good neighbour. 2013 saw the official opening of the Buitenschot Land Art Park, a project of the municipal and provincial authorities and Schiphol. For us, the airport's neighbours, this is a special project. It is special because all the parties worked together, in a long-term partnership, to find a way to reduce ground noise to an acceptable level. The opening of the Buitenschot Land Art Park marks the completion of the first phase. This year we will implement the follow-up. Schiphol is a trendsetter in its approach to ground noise abatement; I cannot think of any other place in the world where a park has been laid out for that purpose.”