Photo by Maarten Mooijman

In the third weekend of November, Utrecht surrenders itself to an excess of sentimental songs. Many of the bars in the city will feature performances of tear-jerkers and guilty pleasures, accompanied by the pitiful drones of tone-deaf audiences. Even if you don’t understand the words, you won’t miss the typical wavering voices. Admission is free (understandably!)

> 15, 16 and 17 November, various locations
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