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Jan van Haasteren Puzzle 'King's Day'
I made this puzzle and it is the puzzle 'King's Day' – this is number 19054. That is this puzzle:
And this is the box:
What do you encounter when you have made this Jan van Haasteren jigsaw puzzle?
You come across a lot, and you can see that in the list of recurring elements below. I made a general review about this puzzle:
General: a very nice puzzle, which fits very well with King's Day. Familiar scenes, lots of parties, lots of people dressed up and lots and lots of orange. But also the well-known selling of things on the street, the music that is there all day long. And if you look closely you can also see someone hanging over the railing, who has had a little too much to drink. But also a very nice puzzle where you can find quite a lot of recurring elements after laying. A beautiful atmospheric image of a King's Day in Utrecht through the eyes of the artist Jan van Haasteren.
A pretty green face, drank too much on King's Day or ate something wrong by chance, or both? At the bottom right you see 'Studio JVH 2017', which stands for Studio Jan van Haasteren 2017. You also sometimes have JOH instead of JVH on a puzzle. Know difference, please read this post'Studio Jan van Haasteren':
Puzzles by Jan van Haasteren are even sold on King's Day and 2 ladies fight for that. Apparently they both want the same thing?
This man is trying to earn some money on King's Day by selling 'Herrie Stopdoppen', curious what he earned at the end of the day!
Arrgghhh, this violin music is not to be heard:
That Jan van Haasteren draws a caricature of someone and the people around him have to laugh a lot. Is the mayor now also queuing up to be signed after this??
Ouch!! That hurts, a bowling pin on my head. And he immediately loses his dentures. Well, pay attention on such a busy King's Day!
Mmmm, let's eat some fries. But rather no bird droppings instead of mayonnaise:
A seagull takes off with a pancake and the man's table companion thinks it's so funny that he hits his neighbor hard on the back:
Also about JvH's jigsaw puzzle 'King's Day'
This King's Day takes place in Utrecht, which can be seen from the Miffy poster:
The artist of Miffy – Dick Bruna – was born in Utrecht and the Miffy traffic light in Utrecht is very characteristic. In addition, there is also about Miffy in Utrecht: Miffy museum, Miffy square, statue of Miffy on Mariaplaats, Oren van Miffy on the Neudeflat. Dick Bruna died on February 16, 2017 and was born on August 23, 1927 in Utrecht as Hendrik Magdalenus Bruna. By the way, another Jan van Haasteren puzzle has been made about Miffy, namely 'Hooray, Miffy 65 years old'.
In addition, you see a man on a horse at the top left and that is Sint Willibrord:
Today there is a statue of him in Utrecht on the Janskerkhof. You can see that here:
This bronze statue was made by Albert Termote. This man lived from 658 to 739 and he was the first bishop of Utrecht. Willibrord has done and realized a lot for the Catholic faith and after his death he was canonized. Willibrord had two churches built at the time where the Domplein is now. He connected a monastery to both churches.
A nice detail is a lady who reads something on a paper and if you zoom in very far, you can see that it says 'Exercise', and as you can see she seems quite shocked by what kind of assignment it is! I myself have the idea that it is a student, because on the left below her (you can't see the photo below) there is another bag, which looks very much like a 'school bag'
I made this puzzle on a puzzle mat.
Here you can see the size of the puzzle mat, a puzzle of 1000 pieces easily fits on it. You can read more about this puzzle mat at the bottom of the page.
I always start by explaining the puzzle pieces and I really like it when all the puzzle pieces can be explained on this puzzle mat. If you then want to store it, you don't have to put puzzle pieces in the box and then turn and sort it again later. You can immediately start puzzling again. As you can see, I immediately sort the straight pieces when I explain all the pieces on the puzzle mat:
And then I'm always going to lay the straight pieces or the edges:
I started here by sorting the pieces by color. The large surfaces are the easiest to puzzle. I also put the parts in the right place within the puzzle, which gives an overview. I started at the top of the puzzle with the buildings and at the bottom with the water, in which you see the canal boat of Utrecht and the well-known pedal boats:
To start a new 'project' I started looking for all the pieces of the bridge with the green fences on it. Relatively easy at first sight, but those gates are also there in a second place, namely more on the right side at the top of the puzzle. My result after about 3 hours and 15 minutes:
And a next step were also the two difficult trees, immediately picked up (are we rid of that again 🙂). The result a little further, after about 4 hours of puzzling:
And be able to make this puzzle pretty quickly, after about 6 hours of puzzling:
This puzzle is in 1 or more search books
This puzzle is in 1 or more search books by Jan van Haasteren. These are not only fun search books to search for recurring elements, you can also ideally use the image of this puzzle as an 'extra' large poster while puzzling! View the overview with our 'Jan van Haasteren search books'
Jan van Haasteren 'King's Day' 1000 pieces - Recurring elements
There are many in this puzzle recurring elements of Jan van Haasteren. I once tried to put them all on video and photo, and the list can be found below. As you can see, there are a lot of them.
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 1: Baron van Tast tot Zeveren
Baron van Tast tot Zeveren is an old cartoon character drawn by Jan van Haasteren. Often returns in his puzzles:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 2: De Bril
The Glasses appear no less than 3 times in this puzzle:
Surprisingly, the Glasses appeared no less than 3 times in this puzzle and I found them all:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 3: The Shark fin
The Shark Fin is one of the very well-known recurring elements in Jan van Haasteren's puzzles:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 4: I love Jane sticker
The yellow 'I Love Jane stickers' were a mystery for a long time. What does this mean and why Jane? If you want to know exactly what's going on, read 'Jan van Haasteren 'I love Jane':
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 5: Squid
Just like the shark fin, the squid really belongs to Jan van Haasteren, also one of his trademarks:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 6: The Krab
The crab is also there and usually he bites people or chases them, crab is very funny:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 7: Periscope
The periscope is also present – again in blue, but sometimes in red:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 8: Police and Boef
Police and Crook are a very nice duo. But rarely, if ever, have the police been able to catch the crook:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 9: Sinterklaas
Sinterklaas participates fully in King's Day. This is the favorite recurring element of the artist Jan van Haasteren himself:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 10: Super snail
Supersnail is often running at full speed in the puzzles and sometimes with his buddy Turtle. This time he runs after a few people:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 11: The Saw
The Saw appears twice in this puzzle:
Here I was able to find the two saws:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 12: Self-portrait Jan van Haasteren
You can also see Jan van Haasteren on the box, there is his image. He regularly returns in his own puzzles:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 13: Dalmatian dog
The black and white spotted dog appeared twice:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 14: Fat woman
The fat woman and the smaller neatly dressed male are also present, they buy some orange stuff for their heads:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 15: Hands
The hands are often many and in the strangest places, I'm not looking for them all:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 16: Indian
The Indian was very difficult to find this time, he disappears a bit in the large orange crowd. Looks like he's talking to some kind of sheik:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 17: Santa Claus
I think Santa Claus with his reindeer got a little lost on this puzzle during King's Day:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 18: Dentures
The dentures occurred no less than 3 times:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 19: The Eyes
The Eyes – just like the hands – are often very common. So I'm not looking for them all:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 20: Paper airplane
The paper airplane is also there:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 21: Umbrella
The umbrella is also a very regular element:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 22: Plasters
The patches occur 3 times:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 23: Poes
Usually the cat is hunting for a bird, fish or mouse. However, it seems that he has already eaten a fish and looks surprised at the music band:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 24: Red white striped cat
The red and white striped cat appears twice, very difficult to find!!
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 25: The Fart
The fart is very hard to find this time around, but it's a lot of fun, rendered as a musical note:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 26: The Cigar
The cigar appears no less than 3 times, watch my video for this:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 27: Ghost
Ghost in the canal boat!! He doesn't look very nice, looks like he's a little nauseous or something:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 28: Toothbrush
The toothbrush can also be found, usually the dentures are included and the toothpaste, but that is not the case this time:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'King's Day' - recurring element 29: toilet string
The toilet rope is very difficult to find, but if you look closely you will find it:
How big is the puzzle Jan van Haasteren 'King's Day' 1000 pieces?
This puzzle also has dimensions of 68 (width) by 49 (height). I made the puzzle on a puzzle mat of 1 meter 60 wide and 90 centimeters high.
How long will it take you to complete this 1000 piece puzzle?
I made the puzzle 'King's Day' in peace and took several days to complete it. Beautiful on a puzzle mat made on the floor in the living room. I do take the time, but not very precisely, it remains a hobby that puzzles! But to give you an idea of how long it took me to complete this 1000 piece JvH puzzle:
- Explaining the pieces: 20 minutes
- Laying the edges = 25 minutes
- Laying the rest of the pieces = 6 hours and 20 minutes
So it took me a total of about 7 hours on this puzzle. This is slightly faster than the average time I spend on a Jan van Haasteren puzzle, which is approximately 8 hours.
About Jumbo puzzles
Jumbo (not to be confused with our supermarket Jumbo!) makes toys, games and puzzles. Jumbo, for example, has made the very well-known games such as “Human don't get annoyed” and “Stratego” and “PimPamPet”. Games that have been around for generations and are still widely played by both young and old. Jumbo has been making and developing toys since about 1900. In the early years of the company, only toys from other countries were imported to the Netherlands. However, since about 1930 it was decided to also make their own toys, at the time manufacturing wooden toys, which was very popular at the time. Almost all toys in those years were made of wood. An important spearhead was that the toys made by Jumbo had to be of very good quality; it had to be as strong as an Elephant. An elephant had to stand on it! The red elephant has been the hallmark of Jumbo's games and puzzles for years. The name Jumbo and the red elephant together form the logo from about 1935. The Jumbo elephant is drawn by Mr. Möhr. He worked at an advertising agency and regularly signed for Hausemann & Hötte. Mr Möhr was at one point commissioned to design a beautiful new elephant logo for the Hausemann & Hötte toys. The logo has changed a bit since then. For example, the eye has grown over the years and has dropped slightly more, resulting in a friendlier elephant.
In the past, the elephant was not only used in the color red, but in all kinds of colors such as blue, yellow, black, white and green. All those colors were cozy and playful. For example, one time there was a yellow elephant on the box and the other time a red one. It was usually looked at which color best matched the color of the box. It was not until the end of the 60s that the red elephant was definitively chosen. Red is a color that stands out and attracts attention.
From 1945 Jumbo also started to focus on games made of cardboard. Jumbo has therefore been a guarantee for strong quality for years! Jumbo is a unique Dutch company with a rich history, with its head office in Zaandam. About 130 employees work for Jumbo. With a turnover of €75 million, Jumbo is a medium-sized European player in toys. Jumbo has sales offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. They export to more than 25 countries around the world.
In 1980 Jumbo starts the production of Jan van Haasteren Puzzles.
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Jan van Haasteren 'King's Day' 1000 pieces - Specifications
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|Number of pieces||1000|
|Target audience||Children and Adults|
|Puzzle type||Jigsaw puzzle|
|Age||From 10 years old|
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I made this puzzle in May 2021 and wrote the above review. I really had fun doing the puzzles. King's Day is also my favorite holiday! You will be very happy with this party atmosphere. Lots and lots of orange, that's right, of course. And a nice puzzle challenge because all that orange is quite difficult at some point. And top-many recurring elements that you will look for when you finish the puzzle.
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