About us

Spotted by Locals (founded in 2008) is a publisher of 67 alternative, distinctive and original city guides. Each city blog and 100% offline mobile app for iPhone and Android is created by a hand-picked community of local writers and photographers.

Our Spotters live in the city they write about, speak the local language, write only about their favorite spots and keep their tips up-to-date.

Our community of Spotters
Every Spotter is handpicked by Sanne and Bart, who lead a nomadic life to meet each of the 380 city-loving locals at their favorite spots around the world. Spotters meet each other regularly, for example at the bi-yearly Spotters weekend.

Love your city, like writing & sharing? Please apply to become a Spotter here.

Our vision
We strongly believe many of the world’s problems are caused by people from different cultures not understanding each other. We aim to increase intercultural understanding, by allowing travelers to see a destination from a local’s perspective.

We love speaking about this.

More in the media

“…authentically local, on-the ground advice…”

The Guardian

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Get in touch

Question about our app? Want to become a Spotter? Have an idea?
Whatever it is: we’d love to hear from you!

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