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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: 714
Status: Unspecified


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


Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo


amenity bar Node Area Bar is a purpose-built commercial establishment that sells alcoholic drinks to be consumed on the premises. They are characterised by a noisy and vibrant atmosphere, similar to a party and usually don't sell food. See also the description of the tags amenity=pub;bar;restaurant for a distinction between these.
amenity bbq Node BBQ or Barbecue is a permanently built grill for cooking food, which is most typically used outdoors by the public. For example these may be found in city parks or at beaches. Use the tag fuel=* to specify the source of heating, such as fuel=wood;electric;charcoal. For mapping nearby table and chairs, see also the tag tourism=picnic_site. For mapping campfires and firepits, instead use the tag leisure=firepit.
amenity biergarten Node Area Biergarten or beer garden is an open-air area where alcoholic beverages along with food is prepared and served. See also the description of the tags amenity=pub;bar;restaurant. A biergarten can commonly be found attached to a beer hall, pub, bar, or restaurant. In this case, you can use biergarten=yes additional to amenity=pub;bar;restaurant.
Amenity biergarten.png
amenity cafe Node Area Cafe is generally an informal place that offers casual meals and beverages, typically, the focus is on coffee or tea. Also known as a coffeehouse/shop, bistro or sidewalk cafe. The kind of food served may be mapped with the tags cuisine=* and diet=*. See also the tags amenity=restaurant;bar;fast_food.
Klagenfurt Wörthersee Strandbad Cafe Sunset Bar 11102008 65.jpg
amenity drinking_water Node Drinking water is a place where humans can obtain potable water for consumption. Typically, the water is used for only drinking. Also known as a drinking fountain or water tap.
Food drinkingtap.p.20.png
Basler Trinkwasser 1341.jpg
amenity fast_food Node Area Fast food restaurant (see also amenity=restaurant). The kind of food served can be tagged with cuisine=* and diet=*.
Fast food new.png
Burger king kamen osm.jpg
amenity food_court Node Area An area with several different restaurant food counters and a shared eating area. Commonly found in malls, airports, etc.
amenity ice_cream Node Area 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 Node Area 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 pub.png
amenity restaurant Node Area 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 Node Area A college campus or buildings Node : College.png
Area : Rendering-area-amenity-college.png
Cambridge Regional College main entrance.jpg
amenity kindergarten Node Area For children too young for a regular school (also known as playschool or nursery school).
Story Time.jpg
amenity library Node Area A public library (municipal, university, …) to borrow books from.
Guantanamo captives' library a.jpg
amenity public_bookcase Node Area A street furniture containing books. Take one or leave one.
Hannover, public bookcase.jpg
amenity school Node Area School and grounds Node : Icon-amenity school.png
Area : Rendering-area-amenity-school.png
Williamstown school.jpg
amenity university Node Area A university campus Node : Icon-amenity university.png
Area : Rendering-area-amenity-university.png
Brock University campus.JPG


amenity bicycle_parking Node Area Parking for bicycles
Icon bicycle parking.png
amenity bicycle_repair_station Node Area Self service repair stand
amenity bicycle_rental Node Area Rent a bicycle
Rental bicycle.p.20.png
amenity boat_sharing Node Area Share a Boat
A Boat To Share.jpg
amenity bus_station Node Area Has been replaced by public_transport=station.
Bus station.n.16.png
Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station.jpg
amenity car_rental Node Area Rent a car
Hertz car rental office Livonia Michigan.JPG
amenity car_sharing Node Area Share a car
Car share.p.16.png
U Car Share Shattuck Hearst.jpg
amenity car_wash Node Area Wash a car
Wuppertal - Friedrich-Engels-Allee 130 02 ies.jpg
amenity ev_charging Node Electric vehicle charging facility. Don't use, amenity=charging_station is preferred.
Ev charging.png
amenity charging_station Node Charging facility for electric vehicles
Charging station.svg
amenity ferry_terminal Node Area Ferry terminal/stop. A place where people/cars/etc. can board and leave a ferry.
Ferry Reet.jpg
amenity fuel Node Area Petrol station; gas station; marine fuel; … Streets to petrol stations are often tagged highway=service.
Preem Karlskrona.jpg
amenity grit_bin Node A container that holds grit or a mixture of salt and grit.
Grid bin 32.png
Grit bin.jpg
amenity parking Node Area Car park. Nodes and areas (without access tag) will get a parking symbol. Areas will be coloured. Streets on car parking are often tagged highway=service and service=parking_aisle.
P3030027ParkingLot wb.jpg
amenity parking_entrance Node 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 Node Area 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 Node Area A place where taxis wait for passengers.
Amenity taxi picture-Hong Kong Shatin Taxi Stand.jpg


amenity atm Node an ATM or cash point
ATM 750x1300.jpg
amenity bank Node Area 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 Node 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 Node Area A place where a baby can be, out of necessity, anonymously left to be safely cared for and perhaps adopted.
Babybox - venkovní strana.jpg
amenity clinic Node Area A medium-sized medical facility or health centre.
Bristol , Central Health Clinic - - 1360619.jpg
amenity dentist Node Area A dentist practice / surgery.
Military dentists in Guatemala.jpg
amenity doctors Node Area A doctors' practice / surgery.
Icon doctors.png
Doctors stethoscope 2.jpg
amenity hospital Node Area Often used in conjunction with emergency=* to note whether or not the hospital has emergency facilities (A&E (brit.) or ER (am.))
Medical clinic emergency nobeds.png
Guantanamo captive's hospital beds -c.jpg
amenity nursing_home Node Area 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 Node Area Pharmacy
dispensing=no or omitted
Icon pharmacy.png
Boots The Chemist At Gunwharf Quays.jpg
amenity social_facility Node Area A facility that provides social services.
Salvation Army Citadel, Hill Street , Newport - - 1585015.jpg
amenity veterinary Node Area A place where a veterinary surgeon (vet) practices.
Veterinary Surgeon.jpg

Entertainment, Arts & Culture

amenity arts_centre Node Area A venue where a variety of arts are performed or conducted
Alhamra Art Centre.JPG
amenity brothel Node Area An establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution
Walletjes 001.jpg
amenity casino Node Area A gambling venue with at least one table game(e.g. roulette, blackjack) that takes bets on sporting and other events at agreed upon odds.
amenity cinema Node Area A place where films are shown (US: movie theater)
Palace cinéma beaumont.JPG
amenity community_centre Node Area A place mostly used for local events and festivities.
Greasby Community Centre.JPG
amenity fountain Node Area A fountain for cultural / decorational / recreational purposes.
Fountain at Milan citadel.JPG
amenity gambling Node Area A place for gambling, not being a shop=bookmaker, shop=lottery, amenity=casino, or leisure=adult_gaming_centre.

Games that are covered by this definition include bingo and pachinko.

Bingo cards.jpg
amenity nightclub Node Area A place to drink and dance (nightclub). The German word is "Disco" or "Discothek". Please don't confuse this with the German "Nachtclub" which is most likely amenity=stripclub.
amenity planetarium Node Area A planetarium.
amenity social_centre Node Area A place for free and not-for-profit activities.
Governor Hotel, Rotary Club of Portland plaque.JPG
amenity stripclub Node A place that offers striptease or lapdancing (for sexual services use amenity=brothel).
amenity studio Node Area TV radio or recording studio
amenity swingerclub Node Area A club where people meet to have a party and group sex.
Swingerclub Cäsars Palace. Spröckhövel.JPG
amenity theatre Node Area A theatre or opera house
Amenity theatre.png
Sydney opera.jpg


amenity animal_boarding Node Area 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 Node Area A shelter that recovers animals in trouble
Dog shelter icon.png
Deer shelter icon.png
Kennel 2.jpg
amenity bench Node A bench to sit down and relax a bit
amenity clock Node A public visible clock
Houses Of Parliament Clock Tower (Big Ben).jpg
amenity courthouse Node Area A place where justice is dispensed
Amenity court.p.20.png
amenity coworking_space Node Area 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 Node Area A place where dead human bodies are burnt
Bushbury Crematorium - - 259876.jpg
amenity crypt Node Area It is a stone chamber or vault beneath the floor of a burial vault possibly containing sarcophagi, coffins or relics.
amenity dojo Node Area Training place for any of the Japanese arts.
Noma Dojo, 2006.JPG
amenity embassy Node Area An embassy
Bulgarian embassy in Paris.jpg
amenity fire_station Node Area 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 Node Area 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 Node Area A place with exercise equipment such as running machines. See leisure=sports_centre. Do not use sport=gymnastics as this is quite different.
amenity hunting_stand Node Area A hunting stand
A rised hide closed quadrat.jpg
amenity game_feeding Node Area Game feeding place
Futterkrippe hohewand.jpg
amenity marketplace Way Area A place where trade is regulated, e.g. a square.
Marche berlin002.jpg
amenity photo_booth Node Photo Booth – A stand to create instant photo.
amenity place_of_worship Node Area 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 Node Area A police station
Polizeiautos Davidwache.jpg
amenity post_box Node A box for the reception of mail. Alternative mail-carriers can be tagged via operator=*
Post box.png
Post Box.JPG
amenity post_office Node Area Post office building with postal services
Amenity-post office.png
100px-Pošta Praha 025.jpg
amenity prison Node Area A prison
Amenity prison.p.20.png
Osaka keimusho.jpg
amenity public_building Node Area A generic public building. Don't use! See building=public
amenity ranger_station Node Area National Park Visitor Headquarters
NPS ranger station.svg
Talkeetna Ranger Station.jpg
amenity register_office Node Area Register office. See also office=register
Main entrance to the new Register Office, Holliday Wharf, Holliday Street - - 1628687.jpg
amenity recycling Node Area Recycling facilities (bottle banks, etc.). Combine with recycling_type=container for containers or recycling_type=centre for recycling centres.
amenity rescue_station Node Area A rescue station
Rescue station.jpg
amenity sauna Node Area A small room or house to experience dry or wet heat sessions.
Also frequently used: leisure=sauna
Sauna in pancevo.jpg
amenity shelter Node Area 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 Node Area Public shower or bath.
Znak D-26d.svg
amenity telephone Node Public telephone
amenity toilets Node Area Public toilets (might require a fee)
amenity townhall Node Area Building where the administration of a village, town or city may be located, or just a community meeting place
Icon amenity townhall.png
amenity vending_machine Node A machine selling goods – food, tickets, newspapers, etc. Add type of goods using vending=*
Vending machine.png
Vending machines at Haeundae.jpg
amenity waste_basket Node A single small container for depositing garbage that is easily accesible for pedestrians.
amenity waste_disposal Node A place where canal boaters, caravaners, etc. can dispose of rubbish (trash/waste).
Waste container.jpg
amenity watering_place Node Place where water is contained and animals can drink
Drinking Water For Humans and Animals.jpg
amenity water_point Node Place where you can get large amounts of drinking water
Aire de Valuejols.JPG
amenity user defined Node Way Area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.

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