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No algorithms. No fake reviews. Just the absolute favorite spots of real locals in 71 cities. Each 100% offline city guide costs a few $/€/£, with free updates for life.

"Steers you toward hidden gems...” - NY Times

"Authentically local, on-the-ground advice...” - The Guardian

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

• 100% offline - no internet needed
• Add your own spots (like your hotel)
• Show nearby spots and navigate offline
• Bookmark your favorites
• New tips added regularly (when online)

We believe intercultural misunderstanding to be the root of most conflicts in the world. We are sad about "Starbucksification" and overtourism. We hope to create a little change by encouraging travellers to experience cities from a local's perspective and learn about their culture.

Our Spotters live in the city they write about, speak the local language, write only about their favorite spots. Spotters love promoting quirky and locally owned spots and keep their tips up-to-date. Co-founders Sanne & Bart meet all Spotters in person.

Want to join our awesome community? Check our website!

We don't like apps with ads & publishers who sell or misuse your personal data. You are 100% anonymous to us. All our tips are available for free online. We charge a few $/€/£ (the App Store has different prices in each country) for a 100% offline experience and many extra features. You'll be helping us on our mission and to expand to more cities.

Thanks for your support over the last 10 years and please contact co-founder Bart at bart@spottedbylocals.com if you’re not happy!

Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Ghent, Glasgow, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Podgorica, Prishtina, Porto, Prague, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Saint Petersburg, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Turin, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Yerevan, Zagreb & Zurich

Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC

What’s New

Version 6.4.4

We added notifications, to share news about your city guides, our community and our new crowdfunding campaign!

As always, we welcome all feedback! Please contact co-founder Bart via bart@spottedbylocals.com.

Ratings and Reviews

Editors’ Notes

Find local favourite spots.

Maddyrob ,

Excellent resource!

Truth be told, I first started using this app because it had really good maps which you could use offline (no roaming charges) as a navigational tool. As I used the maps to get around I got to know the content as well and stumbled into some great spots, particularly in Amsterdam. I’d definitely use it again, and not just for the maps!

Cortney7 ,

App keeps crashing

Before I can even see the load screen this app crashes. My iPhone 8 is up to date and so is the app. Please fix!

Update: the developer suggest I uninstall and reinstall and all was fine. This was the first time I’ve ever had a problem so I changed back my review because I do truly love the app and have found some really cool places by using it.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much Cortney for your updated review!

In-App Purchases

Madrid city guide by locals
City travel guide curated by Madrid locals
Antwerp city guide by locals
City guide curated by real Antwerp locals
Amsterdam city guide by locals
City travel guide curated by Amsterdam locals
Athens city guide by locals
City travel guide curated by Athens locals
Barcelona city guide by locals
City travel guide curated by Barcelona locals
Belgrade city guide by locals
City travel guide curated by Belgrade locals


Spotted by Locals
69 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2008-2018 Spotted by Locals
In-App Purchases
  1. Paris city guide by locals $3.99
  2. Barcelona city guide by locals $3.99
  3. New York city guide by locals $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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