Photo by Eline van Oosterhout

You can’t claim to be a real university city unless you organise a Stukafest. So not wanting to be left out, Utrecht has been organising its own edition of this annual student festival for many years. For one evening, twenty student rooms are transformed into stages for all kinds of performances, including the spoken word, music, dance, fine arts and drama. Some suggestions for non-Dutch visitors: the indie/electropop of Dutch band Faradays, the performance by choreographer and artist Ilja Geelen and the easily accessible classical and minimalist music of Duo Sol. Tickets for these unique performances between the piles of textbooks and the empty beer crates are available online from January. If you want to party until the wee hours: the afterparty is in EKKO.

> 12 February, various locations
stukafest.nl/utrecht