But how can we make a correct decision? For instance, what is considered ‘crowded’? And if everybody stays away, can I not safely go out? Can I ‘outsmart’ the majority? When ambiguity rises, we tend to use others’ behaviour (social influence) to guide our decision. But do we realise that in a pandemic, safety is absolutely not in numbers? Which factors are most important for our decision, and who makes which decision? We find that different people make different decisions. Overall, people try to do good: there is a strong inclination to avoid busy places in general, and people only intend to go when they expect to avoid busy spots. In a busy context, we see that social influence plays a big role. Unfortunately, both scenarios potentially lead to avoidable crowdedness.