Jan van Haasteren studio

The Jan van Haasteren studio consists of a total of 3 artists: Jan van Haasteren, Rob Derks, Dick Heins. Marco Eisinga has also drawn puzzles under the name 'Jan van Haasteren', but he does not belong to the Jan van Haasteren Studio. This studio was founded in 2013 to meet the high demand for Jan van Haasteren puzzles. Nuance on the founding date: Jan van Haasteren studio was founded at the end of 2013 and the first puzzle to appear under the name Jan van Haasteren Studio was Winterfair. However: only in August 2014 was the launch of the Jan van Haasteren studio for the general public. The first puzzle that appeared under the name with Jan van Haasteren Studio was the puzzle 'winter fair' - signed by Robert Derks. So other artists work under the name 'Jan van Haasteren' in this studio. In this way, the work and production of Jan van Haasteren can also be continued, should Jan van Haasteren (born 24 February 1936) pass away.

More information about the artists

I've made separate pages for each artist so you can read more about them. You can also see exactly which Jan van Haasteren puzzles have been drawn by which artist:
1. Dick Heins
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– Information about: Dick Heins.
- Website: Own website Dick Heins.
– All puzzles: All Jan van Haasteren puzzles 1000 pieces drawn by Dick Heins
- Feature on puzzles: Studio JVH
2. Rob Derks
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– Information about: Robert Derks.
- Website: Own website Rob Derks.
– All puzzles: All Jan van Haasteren puzzles 1000 pieces drawn by Rob Derks
- Feature on puzzles: Studio JVH
3. Mars Gremen
Mars Gbraken joined the Jan van Haasteren studio on June 13, 2022 and his first puzzle was 'At the hairdresser'
– Information about: Mars Gremen.
- Website: Own website Mars Greken.
– All puzzles: All Jan van Haasteren puzzles 1000 pieces drawn by Mars Gbraken
- Feature on puzzles: Studio JVH
4. Jan van Haasteren
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– Information about: Jan van Haasteren.
– All puzzles: All Jan van Haasteren puzzles 1000 pieces drawn by Jan van Haasteren
- Feature on puzzles: JOH
5. Wilma van den Bosch
Wilma van den Bosch joined the Jan van Haasteren studio on 29 August 2022 and her first puzzle was 'XXX'.
– Information about: Wilma van den Bosch.
– Website: Own website Wilma van den Bosch
– All puzzles: All Jan van Haasteren puzzles 1000 pieces drawn by Wilma van den Bosch
- Feature on puzzles: Studio JVH

Former draftsman who belonged to the Jan van Haasteren Studio:
Marco Eisinga
– Information about: Marco Eisinga.
- Website: Own website Marco Eisinga.
– All puzzles: All Jan van Haasteren puzzles 1000 pieces drawn by Marco Eisinga
When exactly Marco Eisinga stopped working at the Jan van Haasteren Studio is unknown to me.

Jan van Haasteren Studio – Anniversary!

In 2023, the Jan van Haasteren Studio will be 10 years old – so Jumbo takes the year of foundation 2013 (not 2014) as a starting point. How is this anniversary celebrated? There will be a JvH Studio exhibition City museum Harderwijk. This exhibition is called: “All kidding in a piece!”. The exhibition can be seen from May 2023 to early January 2024.

Update: as of January 26, 2021 artists on the side of the puzzles

As of January 26, 2021, there has been an update in the house style of the Jan van Haasteren puzzles. From now on, the designers of the puzzle will be placed on the sides of the puzzles. What does that look like? For example:
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Update: as of January 26, 2021, the fixed recurring elements are on the back of every box

since the whole box has changed in look-and-feel, now also for the first time the fixed recurring elements are explained on the back of each box. That was unknown to many people. It's really nice that names and explanations are included. I've made a whole list of fixed recurring elements in each puzzle. On this page you can see what Jan van Haasteren hides in every puzzle.
Image 1 on the back of the box – the persons or characters or figures that appear in almost every puzzle. Above it reads 'Members of the Jan van Haasteren Family':
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Image 2 on the back of the box – the 3 artists of the Jan van Haasteren Studio, you have a little idea of ​​what they look like. And did you know that these artists also regularly draw themselves in their puzzles, or each other? Also take a look at this page 'fixed recurring elements':
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Update: as of April 9, 2022, all Jan van Haasteren puzzles have become sustainable

– How do you recognize that this puzzle is sustainable?
You can recognize that this puzzle is more sustainable because at the bottom left of the box there is a green square that it is made of sustainable material, on this logo it says '100% Recycled Cardboard'. That's this logo:
Sustainable Jan van Haasteren puzzle
– What is more sustainable about this puzzle?
Until now, the puzzle that comes in the box has always been packed in a plastic bag. As of April 9, 2022, Jumbo will switch to puzzles in paper bags in the box with the Jan van Haasteren puzzles. Nice action!
All sustainable features summarized:
– All puzzles will be made from 9% recycled cardboard from April 2022, 100
– The plastic shrink film that normally fits tightly around the puzzle has been replaced by two stickers; with these two stickers the lid is attached to the box of the puzzle
– The plastic bag containing the puzzle pieces has been replaced by a paper bag
I made a video of the new box. I got the brand new box when I got the puzzle'Fair of the future' ordered:

NB: the two stickers around the puzzle do cause a problem: if you want to remove these two stickers from the puzzle box, you almost always damage the box, you tear off a piece of the box. And that is very annoying. Solution? Options: Take a potato peeler and cut the two plastics in half and leave them attached to the box. They are transparent, so you can't see it.

What does the number on the side of a puzzle box mean?

There is often ambiguity in the various forums on the internet about what the number on the side of the puzzle box is. We're talking about this number:
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Sometimes this number is sometimes confused by people with the puzzle number. They then think that this number is the number of the puzzle. That is certainly not the case; all puzzle numbers of the Jan van Haasteren puzzles can be found on this page. What it also isn't is the month the puzzle came out. Because sometimes a box says 2021/16, for example. that is not possible because there is no 16th month.
But what is the number? It is the 'umpteenth puzzle' that was released that year. From the image above where it says '2022/12', that means it's the 12th puzzle released in 2022. In 2023, this count will start again with 2023/1.

What feature is on the puzzles: Studio JVH and JOH?

As you can see, on the puzzles or on the boxes of the puzzles there is some kind of abbreviation, namely: 'Studio JVH' or 'JOH'.
For example, the abbreviation 'Studio JVH' (example Cabinet of Curiosities en Rembrandt's Atelier – number 20032):
Studio JvH Rob Derks and Dick Heins

For example, the abbreviation 'JOH' (puzzle 'Eurovision songfestival):
JOH Jan van Haasteren

What do the abbreviations 'Studio JVH' or 'JOH' mean?

– 'Studio JVH' means that the puzzles are drawn by EITHER Dick Heins OR Rob Derks from the Jan van Haasteren Studio.
– 'JOH' means that the puzzle was drawn by Jan van Haasteren himself. Jan van Haasteren is called from birth with the full name 'Johannes'. That is why he signs his puzzles with the abbreviation 'JOH'