About The Hidden Secrets

Locals tell you where to go in the cities you love.

The 500 Hidden Secrets city guides are written by real locals who summarise their city in 100 lists of 5 addresses or facts, relating to food and drink, accommodation, shopping and culture. The authors always aim to go off the beaten track, selecting lesser known places, which have yet to be found by the tourist hordes. In some cases, their suggestions include places and facts many of the cities’ residents have yet to discover, making The 500 Hidden Secrets the guide even locals count on. 

To date we have published over 40 guides that are regularly updated. This website is a travel inspiration platform featuring a nice cross-section of each of our guides. Please note that all the addresses in our guides and on this website have been personally selected by the authors themselves. We do not publish anything in exchange for financial or other compensation.

Can’t find your own city in our series? Maybe you can change that! Find out whom we think is the perfect author of a Hidden Secrets guide here. Do you have another question, proposal or suggestion? Drop us a line.

backside view of different editions of the 500 Hidden Secrets city guides

Where to buy

You can buy our guides around the world, from a qualitative selection of bookshops, concept stores, museum shops and other retailers. You can also order our books through our webshop. We dispatch orders daily. For more information about shipping, check this page

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About the publisher

The 500 Hidden Secrets guides are published by Luster Publishing. We are a Belgian publisher specialising in travel, interior, photography, food and cultural history. You can find further information about our other publications at lusterpublishing.com.

Luster Publishing

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