In the Pilgrim Church of Leiden, Organ Enthusiasts Gather

07/28/2016 02:32 pm ET Updated Jul 29, 2017

I've said goodbye to the My Way Alpine Europe tour I've been leading, and am now researching my guidebooks in Holland. While I miss my friends from the tour, I enjoy the contrast: Chamonix in the Alps one day, Amsterdam the next. In the nearby town of Leiden -- the last home in the Old World of the pilgrims before they sailed the Mayflower to the New World -- I stumbled upon a group of pipe organ aficionados experiencing the organ in Leiden's big church. Check out this cool scene. (This is a fun reminder that you can weave your passion into your sightseeing in Europe. How have you made your personal interest part of your itinerary?)


This is Day 68 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Vienna, the Alps, the Low Countries, England, and beyond. Find more right here on my travel blog.