Jan van Haasteren 'Camping Chaos' 1000 pieces

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Jan van Haasteren Camping Chaos 1000 pieces

If you are looking for the 1000 piece Jan van Haasteren Puzzle called 'Camping Chaos', this is it:
By the way, I made this puzzle in the 1000 piece variant and then from the 3-in-1 box. This box also contained the puzzles: The car paint shop and Ice Hockey. This Camping Chaos puzzle is available in many sizes, namely:

NumberNameNumber of piecesYeardraftsman
19033Camp Chaos3002016Jan van Haasteren

  • Camping Chaos, 1500 pieces, Jumbo no. 01721, year 1986, artist Jan van Haasteren
  • Camping Chaos, 300 pieces, Jumbo no. 017451, year 2013, artist Jan van Haasteren
  • Camping Chaos, 1000 pieces, Jumbo Scandinavia no. 81260B, year 2013, artist Jan van Haasteren
  • Camping Chaos, 1250 pieces, Jumbo Gamma no. 81360, year 2014, artist Jan van Haasteren
  • Camping Chaos, 1000 pieces (+free coloring book), Jumbo Blokker no. 81579, year 2018, draftsman Jan van Haasteren
  • Camping Chaos, 1000 pieces, Jumbo Scandinavia no. 81453FF, year 2018, artist Jan van Haasteren
  • Camping Chaos, 3×1000 pieces (3-in-1: Ice Hockey / Car Paint Shop), Jumbo Intertoys no. 80962, including 3 Posters, year 2007, draftsman Jan van Haasteren
  • Camping Chaos, 3×500 pieces (3-in-1: At the dentist / Moving), Jumbo Bart Smit no. 81168, year 2002, draftsman Jan van Haasteren

The nice thing about this 3-in-1 box with 3 jigsaw puzzles is that it also contains 3 large posters of the puzzles. The 1000 piece puzzles are 68 (width) x 49 (height) in size. The posters are the same size as the puzzles themselves. At one point I kept looking at the posters to see where I should put a piece. This is very difficult to find on the box, especially if there are 3 small images on 1 box!
For example the poster:
I made this puzzle on a puzzle mat that is 1 meter 60 wide and 90 CM high.
The puzzle I made was in a 3-in-1 box and has the number 80962, made in 2007 by artist Jan van Haasteren.

What do you encounter when you have made this Jan van Haasteren jigsaw puzzle?

The Camping Chaos jigsaw puzzle is a wonderful puzzle to put together, it's not called Camping Chaos for nothing. It's getting pretty chaotic. The filming people are the central theme of this puzzle. I should have counted 15 filming people/cameras on this jigsaw puzzle! You can divide this puzzle into 3 different parts, namely:

  1. The Hiking Trails
  2. Het zwembad
  3. The Camping itself with all its caravans


1. The Hiking Trails – fun items
At the very bottom of the footpath a 'scope' of a submarine comes out of the ground, which of course is not possible. The black dog on the hiking trail with a camera tied to his back is super cute! He takes a nice shot
The boy scouts or scouting club also appears more often in the puzzles, so they are back. Other than that, not much happens on the hiking trails.
Striking and fun still on or near the hiking trails:
– the black dog who has a camera on his back and he films the woman's breasts, coincidentally. But if you look further, you will see that this recording is being broadcast on a TV; a man is sitting intently looking at the images.


2. The pool – fun items
All those people in the pool who swim very hard to one side, because there seems to be a shark swimming in it!!!! looking out. Seems a bit too many people for such a small pool at all. Funny detail is the glasses that are on the edge of the swimming pool, you often see them in the JvH puzzles. But, the gentleman standing on the diving board thinks they all swim to one side of the pool in front of him. He doesn't seem to notice the shark fin.
Have you seen the nice pool ladder with the hand on it? Typical Jan van Haasteren!
Two signs by the pool with Way-in and Way-out; the people who go out of the pool, therefore, go out on the right side! Ehhh, do we see a woman with bare breasts in the pool???? Yet it is not a nudist campsite. A super fun element is the hand that lifts a pool tile and someone looks up from it.

However, it is still striking around the pool:
– There is a sign with 'Changing rooms – To Shiba' on it, but who or what is Shiba?? I had to look that up and this Shiba is a Japanese breed of dog. An intelligent and independent dog and not easy to train. But why is this on the sign with to the changing rooms??

– The man who is in the shower has 'Kilroy was here' written behind him on the fence, like a kind of graffiti on the wooden wall. However, it says exactly 'Kiljoy was Queer' and 'Roy was killed here', while the 'official' expression is 'Kilroy was here'. What exactly Kilroy was here meant has always remained unknown, seemed to have something to do with soldiers in wartime, who wrote this text everywhere and drew a male with a thick nose looking over a fence. Funny detail, is it a coincidence that a kind of 'Kilroy man' can also be seen in the top right of this puzzle?
Jan van Haasteren makes a nice variation on this.


3. The Campsite itself with all its caravans – nice items
The campsite itself is of course full of cameras and people who record each other or something and then broadcast it on a TV. You can also see the various hands coming out of caravans.Funny element is an anchor that is attached to the 'Round The Bend' caravan. At the very top right of the jigsaw puzzle is a so-called 'Tipsy Bar', and someone comes out tipsy (a bit drunk).
– The number plate on the caravan, at the bottom left of the puzzle, the purple caravan. This caravan has the number plate JH. Surely this cannot be a coincidence, that these must be the initials of Jan van Haasteren?

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– 'Round The bend' is written on a caravan. That means something like people acting crazy or doing weird things. Nice name for a caravan.

– Woodlovers Tree is written on a sign, there seems to be a kind of sex forest, because at the top left a boy and girl are groping each other, but not without being noticed at this 'recording' campsite. You will also see the 'Love Tree' on a sign further on in the puzzle. One sign reads 'To the Woods', Lover tree 69. Nice reference that 69….

– The Boy Scouts with their tent, on which is So-Hoo, which of course refers to the well-known and hip neighborhood in New York, called Soho, where you can shop fantastically.

– A crook who is secretly recorded and on a TV this crook is seen by a camping resident. Beautifully done again. The crook does not know that he is being recorded.


This puzzle has also appeared as a Scandinavia puzzle

This puzzle has also appeared in a so-called Scandinavia variant. You can read what a Scandinavian Jan van Haasteren puzzle is and which Scandinavian puzzles are from Jan van Haasteren via:
- Jan van Haasteren Scandinavia puzzles
– This puzzle has been reissued in September 2022, but in the Scandinavian version.
– View the overview with all Jan van Haasteren Scandinavia puzzles

Striking Item - Jean Pion

As you can see on this puzzle you will encounter 'Jean Pion'. Do you want to see all the puzzles in which Jan van Haasteren's pseudonym appears and what it actually means 'Jean Pion'? Check out this page'Jan van Haasteren and Jean Pion'.
In my puzzle, however, this signature was not visible, but it seems to be possible on other puzzles from Camping Chaos, you see this very unclear at the bottom right of the puzzle on the edge of the pool:

Also about the Jan van Haasteren Camping Chaos 1000 pieces

It was a fun puzzle to put together, a typical Jan van hasten puzzle with the fixed / recurring elements in it. But certainly not too difficult! I started by laying out all the pieces on the puzzle mat, not by color, but just everything together.
As you can see, this puzzle was completely new, I had removed the pieces from the plastic bags. By the way, bought this 3-in-1 jigsaw puzzle via Facebook Marketplace for 30 euros. If you look closely, they can see that even pieces from the plastic bag are still stuck together. Saves laying again
It is indeed great that there is a very large poster, which I mainly started to use halfway through the installation, because the pieces are then less easy to lay.
Then I started laying the edges of the puzzle, which is always the easiest, but it seems that sorting by color results in a faster laying time.
Then I started with the pool, which laid the easiest, at least the edges of the pool:
What also went easy was putting all the windscreens of the caravans on the campsite, those pieces are easy to sort. The two tents (regular camping tent and the Boy Scouts tent) that are on it, I then started to put up. Also, some parts of the caravans were still easy, but I put various caravans outside the puzzle. I also went to collect all the pieces from the various signs, which hang from the trees and which can almost all be found in the top left of the puzzle. I found the forest at the top left the most difficult, I put that last.
And finally the puzzle was finished!

Jan van Haasteren Camping Chaos 1000 pieces - Recurring elements

As you know come various elements in all Jan van Haasteren puzzles back, however, not always a fixed number of elements is returned. But the shark fin definitely always comes back. It is not certain about the other fixed elements. For example, in this puzzle I missed the fixed element 'the cats', but also the 'self-portrait'. But also 'the teeth' are missing, for example.

Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Camping Chaos' - recurring element 1: The shark fin

Yes, there certainly is, and where else can it be found other than in the pool? Not that difficult, but always nice to see him again.

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Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Camping Chaos' - recurring element 2: The Cigar

The cigar is also very common, and again this time. Hard to find though! I was able to find it, see here:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Camping Chaos' - recurring element 3: The 'hands'

The hands, they always come back, and often a lot. I've put a few on a video, but try to find them all:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'Camping Chaos' - recurring element 4: Baron van Tast tot Zeveren

Baron van Tast could also be found in this puzzle, but certainly not easy. At first I thought he wasn't there, but later I saw him anyway. It's really well hidden! Watch this video:


How big is the puzzle Jan van Haasteren Camping Chaos 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 does it take you to complete the puzzle Jan van Haasteren Camping Chaos 1000 pieces?

I made this puzzle in April 2020 and made it almost alone, sometimes my 11-year-old son helped. In total it took me 7 hours. This puzzle is really easier than a 'normal' Jan van Haasteren puzzle. There are slightly fewer smaller details in it, so that you feel quite quickly put that puzzle together. I made the puzzle spread over several days, I think in about a week. The advantage is that it goes quite quickly, which has a motivating effect. I put the puzzle on a puzzle mat, but I didn't have to roll up the puzzle this time. He could just lie on the floor in our living room for a week. but such a puzzle mat does give a feeling of freedom of 'in case of….'.

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'

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.

Jan van Haasteren 'Camping Chaos' 1000 pieces - where to buy?

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Jan van Haasteren 'Camping Chaos' 1000 pieces - Specifications

EAN unknown
Puzzle number 80962
Kind of product Puzzle
Year of issue 2007
Puzzle Theme Cartoon
Number of pieces 1000
Quality mark CE
Target audience Children and adults
Brand Jumbo
Colors Multi / many
Material Board
Age From 10 years old

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by Karst op Puzzle 1000 pieces
Top location

I had made this one before, one of my first Haasteren puzzles. Finished it yesterday, really like it

by Gerben van Vineyards op Puzzle 1000 pieces
Very good!

I wrote the above review. I really enjoyed making this puzzle. There were several items in it that I did not understand, eg 'To Shiba' and several. I had to look that up. So top puzzle with many fun elements, you keep looking!

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