The first objective of this project is to get insight in the extent to which the declining satisfaction of visitors of National forests are the result of increasing crowdedness and/or reduced tolerance of crowdedness, for example because of the greater need to unwind.
Research could not answer this because of an unusable set of data. A second objective was to get more insight in the experience of crowdedness of the visitors during a walk in a green or natural environment. It appeared that people with the motive to unwind experienced more irritation to the crowdedness than people who took a walk because of sociability. Guidelines to prevent this annoyance are to reduce the number of people present, reducing the visibility/audibility of others and by reducing the disruptiveness of noticeably present others.