The Zaans Museum, which was established in 1994, is a living history museum of windmills in Zaanse Schans, Holland. From 1961 to 1974 old buildings from all over the Zaanstreek were relocated to the area. The Zaanse Schans houses seven museums: The Weavers House, the Cooperage, the Jisper House, Zaan Time Museum, Albert Heijn Museumshop, Bakery Museum.
The Zaanse Schans derived its name of the river Zaan and its original function as sconce (schans in Dutch) against the Spanish troops during the Eighty Years' War of Dutch independence.
The windmill pictured is the Het Jonge Schaap (The young sheep) and the original was built in 1680 and demolished in 1942. Between 2005 and 2007 this replica was built based on detailed drawings Anton Sipman made before the original mill was demolished.