Activities people would like to spend more time on in the Netherlands 2017

This statistic shows the outcome of a survey done on activities people would like to spend more time on in the Netherlands in 2017. When the respondents were asked what activity they would spend more time on if they had more free time, roughly 45 percent responded that they would spend time meeting with friends and family. Roughly five percent, on the other hand, indicated that they would spend time on online shopping.

If you had more free time, what would you spend more time on?*

Share of respondents
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Release date

November 2017



Survey time period


Number of respondents

2,200 respondents

Age group

12-80 years

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source in Dutch as follows: "Stel je zou meer vrije tijd hebben, waar zou je dan meer tijd aan besteden?"

The source adds the following information: "The following methods were employed for this research; 15 experts were interviewed, two round table sessions with entrepreneurs were held, two round table sessions with employees were held, dozens of reports were analyzed, an online survey was conducted amongst employees, an out-of-the-box session was held with 16 visionaries, a review board was put together that met five times to share their vision and lastly two international parties were asked to share their expertise on international development".

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