About us

Spotted by Locals 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 375 city-loving locals at their favorite spots around the world. Spotters meet each other too, for example at the bi-yearly Spotters weekend (see picture).

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

Our vision
Through each city guide, our Spotters share the local culture and habits of each city. We believe that expanding the worldview of travelers by allowing them to see from a local’s perspective can increase intercultural understanding, which helps make the world a better place.

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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