While travelling has been halted for most people around the world, one airline has turned to tech to bring the best of Keukenhof – the world’s largest bulb-flower garden – into the homes of people – with 8D sound!

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines released the video with the following message: For over a hundred years it’s been our passion to fly you to the most beautiful places in the world. However, under the current circumstances, we’re not able to fly you everywhere. That’s why we’ve decided to bring a piece of our homeland to you. So put on your headphones for a unique 8D sound experience and enjoy one of Holland’s most unique places. In this episode, we showcase the beautiful spring garden Keukenhof!

Incredible experience

It truly is an immersive experience, with the chirps and tweets of birds and the gentle flow of running water is beautifully mixed into the serene background music. The occasional buzzing of insects may even have you flicking your hand at your ear to keep the bugs away!

So put your headphones on and take a visual and auditory journey through the spectacular bulb garden. Keukenhof has over seven million bulbs and a total of 800 varieties of tulips and attracts around 1.5 million visitors during its eight-week season, when its fields and planted displays of multicoloured tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are in bloom.

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What is 8D sound?

In an article shared by Groove Cartel, they note: “8D sound is a technique that allows hearing sounds as if you were in the middle of it. That feeling of music that runs through your head, thanks to the use of headphones, is the result of equalisation techniques, panning and effects combined together. In short, panning is the ability to distribute the sound on different audio channels. If you think about your earphones, they have two physical channels: left and right. You can pan the sound all the way to the left or the right or, you can choose a specific sound to be played by one or the other earphone. The result is the so-called 8D audio (which has no sense as the physical space where we live is mapped on 3 dimensions) that let you appreciate sounds coming from different directions.”

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