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Bart van Poll

Co-founder at Spotted by Locals

Amsterdam

Professional Bio

Luckiest guy in the world. I travel to about 25 cities a year - with my wife / co-founder!

Favorite Blogs

  • Atlantic Cities
  • The Pop-up City
  • City Breaths

Recent Activity

  1. Bart van Poll added an article Civilising Tourists: Art and The Sloppy City Break
  2. Bart van Poll added a comment on A Hundred Cities Within Seoul
    Such a cool city - I was there a few months ago. So surprised not more people visit this amazing metropolis!
  3. Bart van Poll added a comment on Jammed: Overcrowding at the world's most popular tourism sites
    Promoting certain not-touristy neighborhoods like NYC is doing is a great idea. I think we and other niche travel guide publishers are helping them with this! But to be honest I think it will only ha…
  4. Bart van Poll added a comment on Why “Don’t Worry About Money, Just Travel” Is The Worst Advice Of All Time
    While it's very well written, I disagree with the message of the article. Yes, you need money to travel, but too many people worry about money too much and keep postponing traveling forever. I honestl…
  5. Bart van Poll added a comment on How to Fix Travel
    Well said! I've been trying to explain this to DMOs for years - I hope they also watched this video! Bart
  6. Bart van Poll added a comment on The Fish That Didn't Drown: How Travelfish Made It To 10
    Just want to congratulate TravelFish, and say it's my all-time favourite guidebook. It's helped me find the most amazing guesthouses in places where I haven't seen a tourist for weeks. Thank you Stuar…
  7. Bart van Poll added an article Best Art House Cinemas in 38 European Cities
  8. Bart van Poll added a comment on Moving Around Without Losing Your Roots
    Really good article for people who think they may have lost their roots by living elsewhere in the world for a long time.
  9. Bart van Poll added an article Moving Around Without Losing Your Roots
  10. Bart van Poll added a comment on 15 European cities you haven’t thought of visiting (and really should)
    Good list indeed! But definitely thought of visiting most of them (visited 10 out of 15!) ;). Trakai looks like a very interesting destination - never heard of to be honest!