Nieuw Zaandam Ecotours LLC
Nieuw Zaandam Ecotours LLC is a Batavian ecotourism company that leases Ysl Dewi Saeth from the American government's Extraterritorial Lands Bureau. The company was founded by Batavian brothers William and Johan Suyderhoud in 1974, based on the Dumnonian model of offering exciting and hard core tour packages in exotic locations. NZE offer Arctic Ocean kayaking, tundra camping and wildlife watching in some of the most beautiful and inaccessible lands. The company caters to travellers from the Low Countries, northern France and northern HRE.
I've just boldly been replacing "Niew Zaandam Ecotours LLC" with "Nieuw Zaandam Ecotours LLC" (it's spelled that way in Dutch). But this made me wonder: is it simply the company that's based in Zaandam, or is the whole island (Victoria, no?) also called "Nieuw Zaandam"? I think the idea is sort of neat. However, in that case I think they would stick to the spelling of the 18th century, which would rather be "Saendam" or somesuch. BTW, just like we have "New Zealand" now, it might have been anglicised as well: "New Saendam" or something similar. Ideas? —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 12:23, 20 January 2006 (PST)