Spotted by Locals - Truly local tips in 70+ cities

Offers in-app purchases

Skip the tourist traps and experience 70+ cities like a local! A 100% offline city guide costs US$3.99 and includes new tips regularly "forever".

👉 Regular updates: newly spotted local gems
👉 100% offline - no Internet required
👉 List spots nearby & navigate offline
👉 Save your favorite tips
👉 Search al tips for keyword ("brunch"?)
👉 Add your own spots (your hotel?)
👉 See the newest spots our Spotters wrote!

What the Travel Press says:
The Guardian: "Authentically local, on-the-ground tips...”

NY Times: "A useful series of locally written travel guides...”

The Times: "Local tips rarely found in the guidebook."

Sunday Times: "Top 25 travel apps in the world"

What drives us since 2008?
We believe intercultural misunderstanding to be the root of most conflicts in the world. We wish to create change by encouraging travellers to experience cities from a local's perspective and learn about its culture.

Our locals ("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. Spotters love promoting quirky and locally owned spots and do not accept money or favors in return for writing about a spot. Co-founders Sanne & Bart meet all Spotters in person.

Want to join our awesome community? Check our website!

Available for 70+ cities in Europe, Middle East & North America:
Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Boston, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Chicago, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Ghent, Glasgow, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Oslo, Paris, Philadelphia, Podgorica, Porto, Prague, Prishtina, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Saint Petersburg, San Francisco, Sarajevo, Seattle, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Toronto, Turin, Vancouver, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Washington DC, Yerevan, Zagreb & Zurich

Not satisfied?
We'll refund you. Please email co-founder Bart directly via for all questions & ideas - we love feedback!
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What's New

This update (April):
☞ See which cities you've previously purchased
☞ Better map positioning
☞ 4 new guides: Podgorica, Prishtina, Tbilisi & Yerevan

In January totally re-engineered and re-designed the entire app. New features:
☞ Add your own spots (like a hotel)
☞ See which spots were newly added
☞ Search all articles

If you enjoyed our locals' tips and the new app, we'd ❤ a review! If you have any feedback or ideas, please contact co-founder Bart via
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Additional Information

April 5, 2018
Current Version
Requires Android
4.0.3 and up
Content Rating
In-app Products
$3.99 per item
Offered By
Spotted by Locals
Sluisstraat 15 huis 1075 TA Amsterdam The Netherlands
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