The path choices and walking behaviours of regular visitors to Eindhoven city centre were observed and related to characteristics of the local environment. The detailed walking behaviour of a sample of observed visitors was examined to see whether entry point to the Markt area was important in the itinerary followed and whether behaviour varied in different parts of the city centre. These detailed behaviours were related to the statistical flows and path choices of all visitors. In a second study. we examined whether hypothetical choices using picture sets are the same as real choices. A sample of regular visitors were asked to make a hypothetical itinerary using sets of photos and explain the motivations for their choices. Half were started at one entry point and half at another. The hypothetical itineraries of the two groups were compared. These results were then compared with the statistical choices of all regular visitors as observed over a number of days. In addition, the same picture set representing the path choices at intersections in Eindhoven city centre was applied to a sample of people unfamiliar with the local environment. Their choices and observations were compared with those of the regular visitors. The results of this study help shed light on how the design and layout of the environment affect spatial behaviour. Some evaluation of the use of tracking and photo sets in spatial behaviour is also offered.