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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity
For describing useful and important facilities for visitors and residents.
Group: Amenity
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
should not be used on ways
may be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Documented values: 630
Status: Unspecified


Covering an assortment of community facilities including toilets, telephones, banks, pharmacies and schools.


Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo


amenity bar Mf node.png Mf area.png A place selling alcoholic drinks. See description of amenity=bar and amenity=pub for distinction between bar and pub
amenity bbq Mf node.png A public grill for cooking meat or vegetables, most typically to eat outdoors. Use fuel=* to specify source of heating. For campfires and firepits, use leisure=firepit
amenity biergarten Mf node.png Mf area.png An outdoor area in which beer, other drinks, and local food are served.
amenity cafe Mf node.png Mf area.png A cafe. The kind of food served can be tagged with cuisine=* and diet=*.
OSB cafe.png
Klagenfurt Wörthersee Strandbad Cafe Sunset Bar 11102008 65.jpg
amenity drinking_water Mf node.png A place to obtain potable water to drink.
Food drinkingtap.p.20.png
Basler Trinkwasser 1341.jpg
amenity fast_food Mf node.png Mf area.png Fast food restaurant (see also amenity=restaurant). The kind of food served can be tagged with cuisine=* and diet=*.
Fast food.png
Burger king kamen osm.jpg
amenity food_court Mf node.png Mf area.png An area with several different restaurant food counters and a shared eating area. Commonly found in malls, airports, etc.
Coca Cola Oase Centro Germany View From Above.jpg
amenity ice_cream Mf node.png Mf area.png Ice cream shop or ice cream parlour. A place that sells ice cream and frozen yoghurt over the counter
Shop-ice cream.jpeg
amenity pub Mf node.png Mf area.png A place selling beer and other alcoholic drinks; may also provide food or accommodation (UK). See description of amenity=bar and amenity=pub for distinction between bar and pub
amenity restaurant Mf node.png Mf area.png Restaurant (not fast food, see amenity=fast_food). The kind of food served can be tagged with cuisine=* and diet=*.
Caprice Restaurant.JPG


amenity college Mf node.png Mf area.png A college campus or buildings Mf node.png : College.png
Mf area.png : Rendering-area-amenity-college.png
Cambridge Regional College main entrance.jpg
amenity kindergarten Mf node.png Mf area.png For children too young for a regular school (also known as playschool or nursery school).
Story Time.jpg
amenity library Mf node.png Mf area.png A public library (municipal, university, …) to borrow books from.
Guantanamo captives' library a.jpg
amenity school Mf node.png Mf area.png School and grounds Mf node.png : Icon-amenity school.png
Mf area.png : Rendering-area-amenity-school.png
Williamstown school.jpg
amenity university Mf node.png Mf area.png A university campus Mf node.png : Icon-amenity university.png
Mf area.png : Rendering-area-amenity-university.png
Brock University campus.JPG


amenity bicycle_parking Mf node.png Mf area.png Parking for bicycles
amenity bicycle_rental Mf node.png Mf area.png Rent a bicycle
Rental bicycle.p.20.png
amenity boat_sharing Mf node.png Mf area.png Share a Boat
A Boat To Share.jpg
amenity bus_station Mf node.png Mf area.png Has been replaced by public_transport=station.
Bus station.n.16.png
Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station.jpg
amenity car_rental Mf node.png Mf area.png Rent a car
Hertz car rental office Livonia Michigan.JPG
amenity car_sharing Mf node.png Mf area.png Share a car
Car share.p.16.png
U Car Share Shattuck Hearst.jpg
amenity car_wash Mf node.png Mf area.png Wash a car
Wuppertal - Friedrich-Engels-Allee 130 02 ies.jpg
amenity ev_charging Mf node.png Electric vehicle charging facility. Don't use, amenity=charging_station is preferred.
Ev charging.png
amenity charging_station Mf node.png Charging facility for electric vehicles
Charging station.svg
amenity ferry_terminal Mf node.png Mf area.png Ferry terminal/stop. A place where people/cars/etc. can board and leave a ferry.
Ferry Reet.jpg
amenity fuel Mf node.png Mf area.png Petrol station; gas station; marine fuel; … Streets to petrol stations are often tagged highway=service.
Preem Karlskrona.jpg
amenity grit_bin Mf node.png A container that holds grit or a mixture of salt and grit.
Grid bin 32.png
Grit bin.jpg
amenity parking Mf node.png Mf area.png Car park. Nodes and areas (without access tag) will get a parking symbol. Areas will be colored. Streets on car parking are often tagged highway=service and service=parking_aisle.
P3030027ParkingLot wb.jpg
amenity parking_entrance Mf node.png An entrance or exit to an underground or multi-storey parking facility. Group multiple parking entrances together with a relation using the tags type=site and site=parking.Do not mix with amenity=parking.
3690668043 88a731e3e0 b.jpg
amenity parking_space Mf node.png Mf area.png A single parking space. Group multiple parking spaces together with a relation using the tags type=site and site=parking.Do not mix with amenity=parking.
138081166 2a56d66c27 b.jpg
amenity taxi Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where taxis wait for passengers.
Amenity taxi picture-Hong Kong Shatin Taxi Stand.jpg


amenity atm Mf node.png an ATM or cash point
ATM 750x1300.jpg
amenity bank Mf node.png Mf area.png a bank (for a bank that also has an ATM, it is preferred that a separate node for each ATM is added)
amenity bureau_de_change Mf node.png Bureau de change, currency exchange, Wechsel, cambio - a place to change foreign bank notes and travellers cheques
Bureau de change.svg
Bureau de change electronic sign.jpg


amenity baby_hatch Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where you can drop a baby anonymously for adoption
Babybox - venkovní strana.jpg
amenity clinic Mf node.png Mf area.png A medium-sized medical facility or health centre.
Bristol , Central Health Clinic - - 1360619.jpg
amenity dentist Mf node.png Mf area.png A dentist practice / surgery.
Military dentists in Guatemala.jpg
amenity doctors Mf node.png Mf area.png A doctors' practice / surgery.
Doctors stethoscope 2.jpg
amenity hospital Mf node.png Mf area.png Often used in conjunction with emergency=* to note whether or not the hospital has emergency facilities (A&E (brit.) or ER (am.))
Rendering-amenity hospital.png
Guantanamo captive's hospital beds -c.jpg
amenity nursing_home Mf node.png Mf area.png A home for disabled or elderly persons who need permanent care. See social_facility=* for more details.
Hora Svate Kateriny - nursing home.jpg
amenity pharmacy Mf node.png Mf area.png Pharmacy
dispensing=no or omitted
Pharmacy dispencing.png : dispensing="yes"
Pharmacy nondispensing.png : dispensing="no" or omitted
Boots The Chemist At Gunwharf Quays.jpg
amenity social_facility Mf node.png Mf area.png A facility that provides social services.
Salvation Army Citadel, Hill Street , Newport - - 1585015.jpg
amenity veterinary Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where a veterinary surgeon (vet) practices.
Veterinary Surgeon.jpg

Entertainment, Arts & Culture

amenity arts_centre Mf node.png Mf area.png A venue where a variety of arts are performed or conducted
Alhamra Art Centre.JPG
amenity brothel Mf node.png Mf area.png An establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution
Walletjes 001.jpg
amenity cinema Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where films are shown (US: movie theater)
Palace cinéma beaumont.JPG
amenity community_centre Mf node.png Mf area.png A place mostly used for local events and festivities.
Greasby Community Centre.JPG
amenity fountain Mf node.png Mf area.png A fountain for cultural / decorational / recreational purposes.
Fountain at Milan citadel.JPG
amenity nightclub Mf node.png Mf area.png A place to drink and dance (nightclub). The german word is "Disco" or "Discothek". Please don't confuse this with the german "Nachtclub" wich is most likely amenity=stripclub.
amenity planetarium Mf node.png Mf way.png Mf area.png A planetarium.

amenity social_centre Mf node.png Mf area.png A place for free and not-for-profit activities.
Governor Hotel, Rotary Club of Portland plaque.JPG
amenity stripclub Mf node.png A place that offers striptease or lapdancing (for sexual services use amenity=brothel).
amenity studio Mf node.png Mf area.png TV radio or recording studio
amenity swingerclub Mf node.png Mf area.png A club where people meet to have a party and group sex.
Swingerclub Cäsars Palace. Spröckhövel.JPG
amenity theatre Mf node.png Mf area.png A theatre or opera house
Sydney opera.jpg


amenity animal_boarding Mf node.png Mf area.png A facility where you, paying a fee, can bring your animal for a limited period of time (e.g. for holidays)
Dog boarding icon.png
Holmbyre Cattery - - 167661.jpg
amenity animal_shelter Mf node.png Mf area.png A shelter that recovers animals in trouble
Dog shelter icon.png
Deer shelter icon.png
Kennel 2.jpg
amenity bench Mf node.png A bench to sit down and relax a bit
amenity clock Mf node.png A public visible clock
Houses Of Parliament Clock Tower (Big Ben).jpg
amenity courthouse Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where justice is dispensed
Amenity court.p.20.png
amenity coworking_space Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where people can go to work (might require a fee); not limited to a single employer
Coworking Space in Berlin.jpg
amenity crematorium Mf node.png Mf area.png A place where dead human bodies are burnt
Bushbury Crematorium - - 259876.jpg
amenity crypt Mf node.png Mf area.png It is a stone chamber or vault beneath the floor of a burial vault possibly containing sarcophagi, coffins or relics.
amenity dojo Mf node.png Mf area.png Training place for any of the Japanese arts.
Noma Dojo, 2006.JPG
amenity embassy Mf node.png Mf area.png An embassy
Bulgarian embassy in Paris.jpg
amenity fire_station Mf node.png Mf area.png A fire station
Fire station.jpg
amenity firepit Node Area Deprecated. For campfires and firepits, see Tag:leisure=firepit
Camp site.jpg
amenity grave_yard Mf node.png Mf area.png A (smaller) place of burial, often you'll find a church nearby. Large places should be landuse=cemetery instead.
Odenbuell Nordstrand St Vinzenz IMGP2940 wp crop.jpg
amenity gym Mf node.png Mf area.png It's recommended to not use this tag as it's ambiguous. See leisure=sports_centre or sport=gymnastics
amenity hunting_stand Mf node.png Mf area.png A hunting stand
A rised hide closed quadrat.jpg
amenity marketplace Mf way.png Mf area.png A place where trade is regulated, e.g. a square.
Marche berlin002.jpg
amenity photo_booth Mf node.png Photo Booth - A stand to create instant photo.
amenity place_of_worship Mf node.png Mf area.png A church, mosque, or temple, etc. Note that you also need religion=*, usually denomination=* and preferably name=* as well as amenity=place_of_worship. See the article for details.
Place of worship symbols.png
Place of worship.png
amenity police Mf node.png Mf area.png A police station
Ploizeiautos Davidwache.jpg
amenity post_box Mf node.png Alternative mail-carriers can be tagged via operator=*
Amenity-post box.png
Post Box.JPG
amenity post_office Mf node.png Mf area.png Post office building with postal services
Amenity-post office.png
100px-Pošta Praha 025.jpg
amenity prison Mf node.png Mf area.png A prison
Amenity prison.p.20.png
Osaka keimusho.jpg
amenity public_building Mf node.png Mf area.png A generic public building. Don't use! See building=public
amenity ranger_station Mf node.png Mf area.png National Park Visitor Headquarters
NPS ranger station.svg
Talkeetna Ranger Station.jpg
amenity register_office Mf node.png Mf area.png Register office. See also office=register
amenity recycling Mf node.png Mf area.png Recycling facilities (bottle banks etc.). Combine with recycling_type=container for containers or recycling_type=centre for recycling centres.
amenity rescue_station Mf node.png Mf area.png A rescue station
Rescue station.jpg
amenity sauna Mf node.png Mf area.png A small room or house to experience dry or wet heat sessions.
Sauna in pancevo.jpg
amenity shelter Mf node.png Mf area.png A small shelter against bad weather conditions. To additionally describe the kind of shelter use shelter_type=*.
Réunion Maïdo kiosque pique-nique.JPG
amenity shower Mf node.png Mf area.png Public shower or bath.
Znak D-26d.svg
amenity telephone Mf node.png Public telephone
amenity toilets Mf node.png Mf area.png Public toilets (might require a fee)
amenity townhall Mf node.png Mf area.png Building where the administration of a village, town or city may be located, or just a community meeting place
amenity vending_machine Mf node.png A machine selling goods – food, tickets, newspapers, etc. Add type of goods using vending=*
Vending machine.png
Vending machines at Haeundae.jpg
amenity waste_disposal Mf node.png A place where canal boaters, caravaners etc. can dispose of rubbish (trash/waste).
Waste container.jpg
amenity watering_place Mf node.png Place where water is contained and animals can drink
Drinking Water For Humans and Animals.jpg
amenity water_point Mf node.png Place where you can get large amounts of drinking water
Aire de Valuejols.JPG
amenity user defined Mf node.png Mf way.png Mf area.png All commonly used values according to Taginfo

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