What is a rest area?
Rest areas are places along the cycle paths or footpaths in areas in Groningen where there are few amenities. Here you can take a short break during your cycle tour or walk. At each rest area, you will find a picnic set, kettle, litterbin, a soft drink and a coffee machine. There is also a toilet, a bicycle pump, a repair set and a charging point for electric bikes. So you have everything you need. A voluntary donation is requested from visitors using the facilities at the rest area. Some rest areas offer local products for sale, while others are near an attraction like a farm, a sculpture garden or a museum.
A sign by the side of the path indicates a rest area. A list of Rest Areas in Groningen is available here. If you are looking for a rest area on the way, you can use the Rest Area Searcher. This app helps you find a nearby rest area using your smartphone. It can also calculate the route and gives you information about the rest areas.