Recurring elements in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles

The Jan van Haasteren jigsaw puzzles are just search books. There are a lot of fun and funny recurring elements hidden in it. I once made a list of items or people that you always or often or regularly see. Do you have an element that is missing from this list? email me him, and I'll add it!

What is YOUR favorite recurring element in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles?

I have made a list and I am also very curious what your favorite recurring elements are that you always look for in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles. Will you join us? Fill in the list!

Recurring elements in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles – drawn by Rob Derks

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Rob Derks is a draftsman within the Jan van Haasteren studio (alongside the other draftsman Dick Heins). Rob again draws his own recurring elements in the puzzles he draws. In addition to the recurring elements of Jan van Haasteren, he adds several of his own! That is why I have also made a list of recurring elements in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles, drawn by Rob Derks. View the list here 'Recurring elements Rob Derks puzzles'

Recurring elements in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles – drawn by Dick Heins

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Dick Heins is a draftsman within the Jan van Haasteren studio (alongside the other draftsman Rob Derks). Dick again draws his own recurring elements in the puzzles he draws. In addition to the recurring elements of Jan van Haasteren, he adds several of his own! That is why I have also made a list of recurring elements in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles, drawn by Dick Heins. View the list here 'Recurring elements of Dick Heins puzzles'

Recurring elements in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles – drawn by Mars Greken

Mars Gremen is a draftsman within the Jan van Haasteren studio. Mars again draws his own recurring elements in the puzzles he draws. In addition to the recurring elements of Jan van Haasteren, he adds several of his own! That is why I have also made a list of recurring elements in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles, drawn by Mars Greken. View the list with 'Recurring elements Mars Greken puzzles'

Recurring elements in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles – drawn by Jan van Haasteren

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The list below is all fixed elements that you (almost) always see in a puzzle drawn by Jan van Haasteren:

What is always in a Jan van Haasteren puzzle: List of recurring elements Jan van Haasteren

My list of fixed elements that I see regularly, where I also added a photo. The recurring elements is what you always see with a Jan van Haasteren puzzle. Many pictures are of the puzzle'Christmas', but you will find the fixed elements on many puzzles. Some items you always encounter a maximum of 1x on a puzzle (shark fin for example), and other elements you can encounter 2 or 3 or 4 times. Here we go……
NB-1: During Jan van Haasteren's 85th birthday (March 2021) a Q&A was organized, and the question was asked 'Are there secret characters incorporated in a puzzle?' Jan van Haasteren: “My family members have been incorporated into several puzzles. These are not secret, only you do not know them.” So: if anyone knows them, I'd be happy to add them!
NB-2: During Jan van Haasteren's 85th birthday (March 2021) a Q&A was organized, and the question was asked 'What is your own favorite character and why?' Jan van Haasteren: “Actually, all the characters mean a lot to me. I can have so much fun with it… But if I really had to choose, it would be Sinterklaas. I also like to incorporate one of my cartoon characters into it.”

Jan van Haasteren Dentures Jan van Haasteren Toothpaste (Toothbrush)
Jan van Haasteren Cigar Jan van Haasteren Glasses
Jan van Haasteren Periscope Jan van Haasteren Shark vin
Jan van Haasteren Indian Jan van Haasteren Sinterklaas
Jan van Haasteren Hands Jan van Haasteren Arrows
Jan van Haasteren Super snail Jan van Haasteren Plasters
Jan van Haasteren Eyes Jan van Haasteren Saw
Jan van Haasteren Snake Jan van Haasteren Krab
Jan van Haasteren Ghost Jan van Haasteren Cat (Cat)
Self-portrait Jan van Haasteren Jan van Haasteren Baron van Tast
Jan van Haasteren Jane Jan van Haasteren Squid
Jan van Haasteren WC Jan van Haasteren Fat Woman
Jan van Haasteren I Love Jane Jan van Haasteren Fart
Jan van Haasteren Bottle of drink Jan van Haasteren Paper Airplane
Jan van Haasteren Police and Boef Jan van Haasteren Tax Inspector
Jan van Haasteren Red Striped Cat Jan van Haasteren Santa Claus
Jan van Haasteren Penguin Jan van Haasteren Bomb or Bowler hat on legs
Jan van Haasteren Dalmatian dog Jan van Haasteren Boy Scouts
Jan van Haasteren Herringbone Jan van Haasteren Robot
Jan van Haasteren Knife (Dagger) Jan van Haasteren Coat Hanger and Tie
Jan van Haasteren Shopping Bag Jan van Haasteren WC Rol
Jan van Haasteren Umbrella the walking stick
Sticker with inscription “1 milk” Black Crow
The Heron or Stork The Frog
Doorbell with note ring 3 times Hand with outstretched index finger
Mole with molehill The Seagull
Bicycle handlebars (out of the ground) Black spider on thread
Bone (Dog) Tinus Trotyl
Parking ban banana peel
Gier The Submarine
Glass of wine
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As of January 26, 2021, the boxes around the puzzles have been completely renewed!

And the great thing is that a number of the regular recurring elements that Jan van Haasteren often hides in his puzzles are depicted on the back of the box and explained who that person is and what he or she may be called. So you will see this image on every box on the back from January 26, 2021:
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The Dentures

The dentures are often difficult to find, because they are very small, they do not always appear in all puzzles.
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The Toothpaste and Toothbrush

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The SIGAR

The cigar can come back multiple times in a puzzle.
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The glasses

This can occur several times. Sometimes 2 or 3 times.
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The Periscope

As far as I know this only happens once.
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The shark fin

The Shark Fin is also standing pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'Sharkfin'.
As far as I know this only happens once.
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However, on the puzzle 'SafariI saw two shark fins for the first time!
The Shark Fin is definitely THE trademark of the Jan van Haasteren puzzles, but how does it always get in there. Just like the Baron van Tast tot Zeveren, the shark fin comes from the strip of the same name 'Baron van Tast'. The Shark Fin played the lead role in the 1971 story Shark Love. This strip appeared in December 1972.
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The Indian

As far as I know this only happens once.
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Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas is also standing pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'Santa Claus'.
Tricky, can be confusing in a puzzle that includes both Santa Claus and Sinterklaas. So this is Jan van Haasteren's favorite character in his own puzzles (See above about Q&A with Jan van Haasteren)!
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The Hands

Can certainly occur several of them!
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The Arrows

Can certainly occur several of them!
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Super Snail

Super Snail is also standing pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'Super Snail'.
As far as I know this only happens once.
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The Plasters

Can certainly occur several of them!
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The Eyes

Can certainly occur several of them!
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The saw

As far as I know this only happens once.
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The snake

As far as I know this only happens once.
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The crab

The crab is also standing pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'Crab'.
As far as I know this only happens once.
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The Ghosts

Can certainly occur several of them!
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The cats

The cat or cat is also standing pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'Cat and mouse'.
Can certainly occur several of them! The cat is in the many puzzles in which he appears to hunt: a mouse, or a fish or a bird. Fun to follow this cat-and-mouse game.
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Self-portrait Jan van Haasteren!

Jan van Haasteren is also standing pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'John himself'. Wonderful if you can discover Jan yourself, I often find him difficult, because doubt can sometimes dominate. You can always see Jan's self portrait on the puzzle box, and see if you can find him on the puzzle. The first puzzle on which Jan van Haasteren drew a self-portrait of himself was 'Crazy Casino'. This drawing was made in 1986 and the Crazy casino puzzle was launched on the market in 1992. Besides a self-portrait of Jan van Haasteren, Jan sometimes stands with his daughter Saskia van Haasteren on a puzzle, as with the puzzle 'Christmas Bargains'. Very nice!
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Baron from Taste to Zeveren

Characteristic is the black hair and the blue coat. This one was previously drawn by Jan in his comics, and he was then called 'Baron van Tast tot Zeveren'. So often comes back in his puzzles.
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I was also able to find a nice video on Youtube, in which you see the strip with Baron van Tasst in it, drawn by Jan van Haasteren. The comic is from September 2016 and the cover (front) is drawn by Jan van Haasteren. There is also a nice interview with him in this comic glossy – skip reading the letter in this video, which is quite long and lasts from 0.48 to 1.50:

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Jane

The mystery 'Jane' has been solved! And on April 19, 2021. The eternal question for all Jan van Haasteren puzzle enthusiasts. Who is Jane? Why is Jane called Jane? Does Jan van Haasteren know Jane? Is Jane one of Jan van Haasteren's children? Jane WAS – until April 19, 2021 – a mysterious lady who returns in some of Jan van Haasteren's puzzles. However, the mystery is now finally unraveled! Because as of today – April 19, 2021 – it has become known who Jane is! Read on and follow the timeline:
– March 3, 2021 in JvH's Q&A for his 85th birthday:
However, in honor of his 85th birthday, Jan van Haasteren answered the question in a Question and Answer: 'Who is Jane?' The exact question was 'How did the character Jane' come into being?'. His response to this was: “Jane was a secretary at the Bureau. At first she would come back in every record, but now I draw her whenever the subject of the record allows it.” For me unclear however in this answer is: what is The desk?
– April 19, 2021 I receive an email from the daughter of Jan van Haasteren (Saskia):
In it she writes the following: "Jan has in the puzzle plate The Office once drew a red-haired lady and named her Jane. She walks there with the director and has a nameplate with Jane on it. In the office are all notes from Jane (so from her). He wanted her to come back every time, but that didn't always work out. So he made it a bit of a mystery. So the first time he drew her was in The Office drawing. See the attached photo (Saskia sent along) – if you look closely at the photo, you can see the nameplate 'Jane' on her jacket -:
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I came across this 'Jane' through a Facebook group, in which the fanatic JvH fans searched for Jane. When is Jane-Jane? Jane is only Jane if it says so on her T-shirt or attire, and in the case of the 'Safari' puzzle it is, almost not visible in the photo below, but on the yellow piece on her clothes it says 'Jane'. So I found her in the puzzle 'Safari', see:
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Jane is not the name of one of Jan van Haasteren's daughters, because his daughters are called Saskia (Saskia de Rijk-Van Haasteren) and Petra van Haasteren. Jane also has blond hair and a ponytail. Jane also appears in a number of other puzzles: 1 – Safari, 2 - mini golf, 3 - Tennis, 4 - The opera, 5 - The Middle Ages, 6 - Farm visit, 7 - The office, 8 - The Elfstedentocht, 9 - The Flower Parade, 10 - NK Puzzle, 11 - Black Friday, 12 - The Art Market (here is Jane as a statue), 13 - Fun Under Water (Deep sea fun)., 14 - Old Dutch Crafts
on the puzzle Round Texel Jane is 'almost', but only the name 'Jane' is written on the bag. And 'Jane' is only 'Jane' if it's written on her clothes. Also on the puzzle'Holiday jitters' there is a 'Jane', but here too there is only 'Jane' on the bag she is carrying. Then another half 'Jane', in the puzzle 'Soap box race' Jane appears with only a big J on her yellow T-shirt.
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The Squid

The Octoplus or Squid is also available pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'Octo'.
Can certainly occur several of them! Jan van Haasteren also really likes this one, according to 1 of the questions to him during a Q&A during his 85-year birthday. Ask JvH: 'The shark and the octopus are these special animals for you?' Answer: “The octopus has 8 arms and you can do crazy things with them. I also think the octopus is a special animal, nice pink and he has an intelligent character. The same goes for the snake, you can always do something crazy with it.”
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The toilet

The toilet is sometimes a recurring element, you don't always see it. I also count on this that you only see the toilet trigger or the toilet rope. Here you see him:
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The Fat woman and a little man

The Fat woman is also standing pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'Mother in law', in other words: Mother-in-law! And the little neatly dressed man is also depicted on each back of the box as 'Father in law', aka: Father-in-law!
The fat woman is often present and sometimes several times. A record number present is the fat woman in the puzzle'Christmas dinner(she appears in it 7 times). Almost always with her is a little man in a very neat suit.
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Yellow Jane Stickers 'I love Jane'

Jane herself can sometimes be found in the puzzles, but especially the yellow Jane stickers with the text 'I Love Jane' on them, are often present in abundance! If you want to know why these stickers are there and why so many, read above at 'Jan van Haasteren Jane'. I like them so much that I always find and count them in every puzzle.
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the fart

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The bottle of liquor and the glass

I call this the bottle of liquor and the glass, at the bottom of the fully listed list this is called 'Jenever jug ​​with shot glass
'
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The paper airplane

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The police and the crook

The police are also pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'Police Officers'.
The crook is standing too pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'Crook'.
Police and the crook come back very often in the JvH puzzles. Often it is a nice duo who find it difficult to find each other. And usually very close to each other, without them knowing about each other. The example below is from the puzzle 'On slippery ice':
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The Tax Inspector or Tax Official

The tax inspector is also standing pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'Tax Inspector'.
The tax inspector can often be recognized by his black briefcase, and you will almost always see the text 'Tax Official' on it. But why is he always on it? I don't know either, I thought the puzzle was a good exampleEurovision songfestival':
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Red striped cat behind pole

You do not always see these, but you often only see the legs of the cat and its tail. I have this as an example from the puzzle 'The storm':
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Santa

Santa Claus is also standing pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'Santa Claus'.
Santa Claus returns very regularly in various puzzles by Jan van Haasteren. Sometimes even in a fight with Sinterklaas, a beautiful fragment from the puzzle 'Christmas tree market':
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The Penguin

You sometimes see the penguin in a Jan van Haasteren puzzle. For example in the puzzle 'The storm':
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The bomb or bowler hat on legs

The bomb or bowler hat with legs. You sometimes come across this in a puzzle. Sometimes it's a bomb on legs or sometimes it's a bowler hat on legs.
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The Dalmatian dog (dog with black and white spots)

The Dalmatian dog (dog with black and white spots) is also standing pictured on the back of each puzzle box from January 26, 2021 as 'Max', apparently his name is Max!
The Dalmatian dog (dog with black and white spots) also appears very regularly in the JvH puzzles, see:
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Boy Scouts of Scouting

The Boy Scouts or Scouting sometimes appears in a Jan van Haasteren puzzle. For example:
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the herringbone

The fishbone still regularly appears in the puzzles of Jan van Haasteren, see:
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the robot

You can recognize the robot by the eye that appears everywhere on a steel stem. Usually you don't see the robot itself, but you only see the eye appear. For example, where you do see the robot, and you have to look closely to see the eye on the iron wire:
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Knife or dagger

The knife or dagger is not always present, but if you see it that is of course a plus, for example:
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Coat hanger and tie

You don't see the coat hanger and tie very often, but you do see them regularly:
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Shopping Bag

You don't see the Shopping Bag very much either, but logically there is a record number of Shopping Bags in it'Jumbo goes shopping':
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Toilet roll

The toilet roll also wants to come back sometimes, coincidentally you see the entire pallet in the following image, namely the toilet sign, the toilet pull rope and the toilet roll:
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The umbrella

The Umbrella is still very common, for example:
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the walking stick

The walking stick you see here on the puzzle 'Get well soon' (Hospital):
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Sticker with inscription “1 milk”

I was able to find these in the puzzle 'The playground':
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Black Crow

The black crow you see here in the puzzle 'The playground':
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The Heron or Stork

The Heron or Stork can be seen here in the puzzle 'The playground':
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The Frog

The Frog you see here in the puzzle 'The playground':
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Doorbell with note ring 3 times

You can see 'doorbell with note ringing 3x' here on the puzzle 'Get well soon' (Hospital):
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Hand with outstretched index finger

I got the 'Hand with outstretched index finger' from the puzzle 'The park':
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Mole with molehill

The 'Mole with molehill' I have from the puzzle'The park':
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The Seagull

'The Seagull' I got from the puzzle'The park':
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Bicycle handlebars (out of the ground)

I got the 'Bicycle Handlebar' from the puzzle 'The park':
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Black spider on thread

The 'Black spider on thread' I got from the puzzle'The park' (if you look closely you can see a lot of recurring elements in this one image, namely the 'shark fin', 'the frog', 'the plaster', partly 'the squid' and the 'bone':
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Bone (Dog)

The 'Bone (Dog)' I got from the puzzle'The park':
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Tinus Trotyl (and Thomas)

Tinus Trotyl sometimes appears in Jan van Haasteren's puzzles, often difficult to find. This was a cartoon character that Jan van Haasteren used to draw, together with his buddy 'Thomas'. The comics have appeared as an album but also in the comic magazines Sjors and Eppo. I just got an exact description of Wikipedia:
“The main character is Tinus Trotyl, who has a sick love for explosions. One of his typical statements is No words, but bangs. His inseparable companion Thomas invariably responds with Would you do that now, Tinus?, but of course Tinus' plans continue anyway”.
This was the whole earlier strip, you see, drawn by Jan van Haasteren:
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You see them here in the puzzle' Jumbo goes shopping', where Thomas is the one with the hair over his head and Tinus Trotyl is the one with the hat and recognizable by his black sideburns (by the way, Baron van Tast tot Zeveren looks at Tinus Trotyl with some surprise – what a beautiful meeting!):
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Parking ban

I found the sign with the parking ban in the puzzle 'Speedy recovery:
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banana peel

The Banana Peel is rare, I found it in the puzzle'Hotel':
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The vulture

The Vulture is rare, I found it in the puzzle'Hotel':
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The Submarine

The Submarine is very rare, I found it in the puzzle'All at Sea (Ecomare)':
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Glass of wine

The glass of Wine is a regular occurrence, I found it in the puzzle'All at Sea (Ecomare)':
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The list of recurring elements

The list below is taken from a post from the Facebook group 'Fan group Jan van Haasteren'. Perhaps made as complete as possible and if you have additions, mail me and I'll add them. Here they are:
Lamps dangling from the wire
Waste bin with hand
Ankers
banana peel
Baron from Taste to Zeveren
Tax man aka 'Tax inspector
Axe
crook and police
Bokser
Bowler hat
Bowler hat on legs
Bomb with burning fuse
bone (dog)
Burning tobacco pipe
Glasses
Brown spotted dog (Dalmatian)
Chinese coming out of the ground with a shovel
Cowboy with arrow through his hat
Darts
Doorbell with note 3x
Fat woman and just dressed little man
Fat black/white cat usually eating
Bagpiper in kilt
Dagger (inserted somewhere usually a wall)
Three bullet holes or peep holes
One-wheeled robot
bicycle pump
Bicycle handlebars (out of the ground)
Frenchman with baguette
roast chicken
Crossed Bandages
Yellow Jane stickers with 'I love Jane'
Yellow tennis ball
Barred cellar window with head or eyes
Vulture (scavenger)
Glass of red wine
Golf club (putter)
Golf-hole with triangular flag
Gorilla
Green claw(s)
Green or purple claw (of terrible monster)
shark fin(s)
Hand with forefinger outstretched (points to something)
Hands (many)
Men's bicycle (usually black)
Wood saw with kerf (sometimes hacksaw)
native American
Jenever pitcher with shot glass
Boy with kite
Miss from JvH puzzles (Els)
gnome
Santa Claus
Kitchen knife with twist
Frog
Claws and tail of feline predator
Clothes hanger with tie
Tack/pin under a foot
Crocodile
False teeth
loose suspenders
Matchbox
Sailor(s)
Mole with molehill
Mouse and cat/cat
Crashed sports plane
Nest box
News helicopter
Octopus (usually pink)
oil can
Olifant
Submarine
Eye on flexible stem
Grandpa (of Eric)
Open fallen can of peas
Opening manhole cover
Folding tile/hatch with head/eyes
Folded umbrella
jumping fish
Old-fashioned iron (heated by glowing coals)
A few feet from under curtains, heating radiators, etc
Boy scouts with hopman / akela
Paper plane
Parachutist
Parking ban
Periscope
Arrow (of the bow)
Penguins
Polple of grass on legs
Pencil with stuf
pencils
Men's right lace-up shoe (brown)
Advertising airplane with tow
Rainbow hot air balloon
Rainbow umbrella/parasol
rainbow beach ball
Downspout with bump
heron/stork
Knight in armor
Robot with legs
red crab
Red-blue-green bird (cat-eater)
Turtle (sometimes in love) (not turbo)
Shoes on the legs of fences, chairs, etc
Cigar/cigarette (leaning around)
Saint Bernard dog with drinking keg
St.Nicholas and his help
Snake (poisonous)
Hose that waves in and out of the ground/water
String of devices
Playful brown bear
Spook
Sticker with inscription “1 milk”
Ostrich
Superman
super snail
Toothpaste with glass and toothbrush
Tinus Trotyl
Turbo turtle
Two women fighting
World War II pilot
Twin
Hand sticking out of the ground holding sign with inscription
Eyes staring out of the dark
Retractable scissors (zigzag)
Different objects on legs
Sealed letter
Fish head with bone
Bat
Flying witch on broom
Flying saucer
Footsteps hitting the wall and ceiling
Walking stick
toilet sign/note
toilet flusher
toilet paper in holder
White bandages (on legs of chairs, etc.)
Bag of Saint Nicholas (inscription Spain)
Seal
Mermaid
Seagull
Self-portrait Jan van Haasteren
Black monster in glass bottle
Black Crow
Black spider on thread
black and white doggy
black and white cat
black and white football
Swimmer's head with snorkeling equipment

Recurring elements in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles – drawn by Rob Derks

Rob Derks often makes puzzles with historical elements in them. That is a completely different way of drawing and making puzzles. But he still allows a lot of recurring elements of Jan van Haasteren to come back in the puzzles. It seems there are more and more 🙂
The characteristic elements that you almost always see coming back are:

The blue pen

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The ZZ top guys (yes, that band from the 1970s-1980s)

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A blue trunk

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Many figures in the puzzle squint or squint

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A fat boy eating

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The letters AC/DC (yes, from another band from the 1970s-1980s)

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The Twins

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Freddie Mercury - Queen

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Man in his bare buttocks

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Recurring elements in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles – drawn by Dick Heins

Until now I know that Dick Heins a caricature of his father draws in the puzzles drawn by him. His father passed away in March 2020. Sometimes you also see Dick Heins himself on his puzzles. It is also characteristic that the puzzles drawn by Dick Heins are slightly brighter, because he colors his puzzles digitally. The characteristic elements that you almost always see coming back are:

Dick Heins' father

The father is easily recognized by the sideburns and the large white mustache/beard. For example from the puzzle 'Children's party':
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Dick Heins himself

Dick Heins is bald himself and can be easily recognized by that, as an example you can see him in the puzzle 'Round Texel':
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Dick Heins and the Cactus

Dick Heins often draws a cactus in his puzzles, which is sometimes difficult to find. I have two examples:
I found this cactus in the puzzle'La Tomatina':
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The next cactus can be found in the puzzle 'Children's party':
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Dick Heins and his good friend Maurice

Maurice van den Hout is a good friend of Dick Heins and he is in a wheelchair. With him, the dog is a Golden Retriever and his name is Loetje – Loetje is Maurice's assistance dog. These persons in the puzzles of Dick Heins also exist in real life. Maurice and Loetje appear in every puzzle drawn by Dick Heins from the puzzle NK Puzzle. Here you can see them in a Youtube video and hear the story why Maurice is in a wheelchair:

View all Jan van Haasteren puzzles drawn by Dick Heins in which the recurring element 'Friend Maurice and Dog' occurs

Dick Heins and the pickpocket

The pickpocket is a regular recurring element at Dick Heins. I got the pickpocket out of the puzzle'Round Texel':
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Dick Heins and the butterfly

Because Dick Heins' wife is crazy about butterflies, you always feel like a butterfly in Dick Heins' puzzles. I got the below butterfly from the puzzle'Blocker 125 Years':
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Recurring elements in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles – drawn by Mars Greken

Until now I know that Mars Gremen a little red Jumbo Elephant and a Kingfisher often come back in his puzzles. The characteristic elements that you almost always see coming back are:

The Red Jumbo Elephant

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A Kingfisher

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