Meeting people is for many an important element of their leisure time. Dutch people spend around 8 hours per week on social contacts and 2 hours on going out. Going out for dinner scores high on the list of popular activities.
A properly organised living environment can make it easier to meet people, for example via social facilities (community centres, welfare organisations), food and drink outlets and attractive green and blue areas. The more active and organised meeting opportunities, such as events, are dealt with under experience and play.