Flying into Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on an overnight flight, I saw the most crazy sight — a world that looked like something from a sci-fi movie. The massive industrial greenhouses dotting the flat Dutch landscape looked like phosphor-coated LED chips rendered at a gargantuan scale. But what horrific light pollution. No wonder why seeing stars in Amsterdam is so rare — the extremely high humidity and these massive facilities pumping out billions of lumens into the sky. Hopefully the directional nature of LED lighting cuts down this problem in the future.
greenhouses at night in holland