With the help of a questionnaire we asked the people of Amsterdam how they experience nature. Half of all dog owners were at home most of the time and 1/3 took the dog out for a walk more often during the pandemic.
Cat owners report that their pets demand more attention when their owners spend so much time at home.
People are generally very happy with the city’s natural spaces and have started to appreciate this more. Lots of people liked to visit the city’s parks to get some exercise and fresh air. These were some of the responses we received:
It is clear that many respondents discovered how much they appreciate nature during the lockdown.