Puzzles drawn by Rob Derks

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“Nice item in the puzzle 'Sea banquet', in the reservation book is the name of the artist of the puzzle – Rob Derks”

Rob Derks is part of the Jan van Haasteren studio. Rob Derks (born 1974 in Nijmegen) lives with his girlfriend and three children in Nijmegen. He has now drawn quite a number of puzzles for the Jan van Haasteren Studio. In addition to the drawings he makes for the Jan van Haasteren Studio, Rob also makes his own puzzles for Jumbo, called “Pieces of History”. As the name says, in these puzzles you see elements from history.
Rob Derks founded the drawing studio 'Studio Noodweer' with a number of other artists. Among other things, he draws comics for companies and T-shirts for music bands. Rob contacted Jan van Haasteren very early in his drawing career. And thanks to Jan, Rob gets excited about drawing for puzzles. And from Jan Rob learns the technique of coloring with ecoline. In 2013 Jan asks Rob if he wants to join Studio Jan van Haasteren and he does.

Rob Derks and his hometown Nijmegen

The nice thing is that Rob Derks gets a lot of inspiration from companies and events in Nijmegen and the surrounding area. I have made a special page about this in which everything is described. Knowing more? Read: 'Rob Derks and Nijmegen'.

Characteristic elements by Rob Derks

In the puzzles of Rob Derks you always see a number of characteristic elements, just like you see in puzzles drawn by Jan van Haasteren. Rob Derks therefore returns the characteristic elements in the puzzles of Jan van Haasteren (squid, shark fin, Sinterklaas, super snail, the eyes, etc), but also draws his own characteristic elements in the puzzles he draws.

What are the characteristic elements of Rob Derks?

The characteristic elements that you almost always see coming back are:

  • the blue pen
  • the ZZ top guys (yes, that band from the 1970s-1980s)
  • a blue trunk
  • many figures in the puzzle squint or squint
  • fighting women
  • the blonde twins
  • a fat boy eating
  • the letters AC/DC (yes, from another band from the 1970s-1980s)

All recurring elements of Jan van Haasteren and Rob Derks

If you want a combined overview of all recurring elements in both the puzzles of Jan van Haasteren (drawn by Jan van Haasteren) AND the puzzles of Rob Derks, view our list: Jan van Haasteren Recurring elements.

List of puzzles made by Rob Derks

Number of pieces Number Name Dutch Name English Year draftsman
108 Unfamiliar The editors at Margriet Winter Fair (Frame Puzzle) Does not apply 2013 Robert Derks
500 17458 seafood Seafood supper 2104 Robert Derks
500 09764 Seafood (Funny World) Seafood Supper (Funny World) Unfamiliar Robert Derks
500 09764 Tall Ship Chaos (Funny World) Tall Ship Chaos (Funny World) Unfamiliar Robert Derks
500 No number POSTNL Employees POSTNL Employees 2018 Robert Derks
500 81575 Sanquin Blood Bank (For blood donors only) Sanquin Blood Bank (For blood donors only) 2018 Robert Derks
550 2316-01 Santa's Factory (Ceaco) Santa's Factory (Snowman gifts) Unfamiliar Robert Derks
950 1119800071 Pop Festival (published by Kruidvat) Pop Festival (published by Kruidvat) 2023 Robert Derks
1000 17453 winter fair winter fair 2013 Robert Derks
1000 17454 Winter fair (with calendar) The Winter Fair (with calendar) 2013 Robert Derks
1000 19014 Tall Ship Chaos Tall Ship Chaos 2015 Robert Derks
1000 19028 pop festival pop festival 2016 Robert Derks
1000 19034 Nijmegen Four Days Marches Nijmegen Marches 2016 Robert Derks
1000 19034 Nijmegen Four Days Marches (Issue Nijmegen Woonboulevard) Nijmegen Marches (Issue Nijmegen Woonboulevard) 2016 Robert Derks
1000 19051 The Holiday Fair Holiday fair 2017 Robert Derks
1000 19066 The Garden Center The Garden Centre 2018 Robert Derks
1000 19074 The Movie Set The Movie Set 2018 Robert Derks
1000 19092 The library The Library 2019 Robert Derks
1000 19095 The Vineyard The Winery 2019 Robert Derks
1000 20021 Cruise ship cruise ship 2020 Robert Derks
1000 20038 South Pole Expedition South Pole Expedition 2021 Robert Derks
1000 20048 The Oasis the oasis 2021 Robert Derks
1000 20049 The Music Store The Music Shop 2021 Robert Derks
1000 20054 Chalk on Time ChalkUp 2022 Robert Derks
1000 20065 The Craft Brewery The Craft Brewery 2022 Robert Derks
1000 20069 Highland Games Highland Games 2022 Robert Derks
1000 20075 Santa's Village Santa's Village 2022 Robert Derks
1000 1110100028 Jan van Haasteren Studio 10 Years Jan van Haasteren Studio 10 Years 2023 Robert Derks
1000 1110100029 Midsummer party Midsummer Festival 2023 Robert Derks
1000 77496 Chalk on Time! (Holdson Edition) Chalk Up! (Holdson Edition) 2022 Robert Derks
1000 77498 The Music Shop (Holdson Edition) The Music Shop (Holdson Edition) 2022 Robert Derks
1000 09488 The Winter Fair (HFW Edition) The Winter Fair (HFW Edition) Unfamiliar Robert Derks
1000 09662 Cake Tournament (HFW Edition) Clash of the Bakers (HFW Edition) Robert Derks
1000 09903 Pop Festival (HFW Edition) Pop Festival (HFW Edition) Unfamiliar Robert Derks
1000 77083 The Vakantiebeurs (HFW edition) The Holiday Fair (HFW Edition) Robert Derks
1000 77235 The Library (HFW Edition) The Library (HFW Edition) Unfamiliar Robert Derks
1000 77237 The Vineyard (HFW Edition) The Winery (HFW Edition) Unfamiliar Robert Derks
1000 77378 Cabinet of Curiosities (HFW Edition) Gallery of Curiosities (HFW Edition) 2021 Robert Derks
1000 77379 South Pole Expedition (HFW Edition) South Pole Expedition (HFW Edition) 2021 Robert Derks
1000 3342-21 Cake Tournament (Ceaco Edition – Crowd Pleasers) Clash of the Bakers (Ceaco Edition - Crowd Pleasers) Unfamiliar Robert Derks
1500 19059 The Oasis the oasis 2017 Robert Derks
1500 19077 cake tournament Clash of the Bakers 2018 Robert Derks
1500 19088 Highland Games Highland Games 2019 Robert Derks
1500 20026 Chalk on time! Chalk up! 2020 Robert Derks
2000 20030 The library The Library 2020 Robert Derks
2000 20047 The Movie Set The Movie Set 2021 Robert Derks
3000 19198 The Vineyard The Winery 2019 Robert Derks
3000 20031 Cabinet of Curiosities Gallery of Curiosities 2020 Robert Derks
3000 81591 The Vakantiebeurs (Bol.com edition) The Holiday Fair (Bol.com Edition) 2018 Robert Derks
5000 20050 The Music Store The Music Shop 2021 Robert Derks
5000 20076 Santa's Village Santa's Village 2022 Robert Derks
2-in-1 19003 2 x 1000 Seafood | Cake tournament (with Oven glove) 2 x 1000 Seafood Supper | Clash of the Bakers (with Oven Mitt) 2014 Robert Derks
2-in-1 19024 2 x 1000 New Years Party | Santa's Factory (With Coloring Book) 2 x 1000 New Year Party | Santa's Factory (with Coloring Book) 2015 Jan van Haasteren and Rob Derks
2-in-1 19083 2 x 1000 Seafood | Cake Tournament (Poster only) 2 x 1000 Seafood Supper | Clash of the Bakers (Poster Only) 2018 Robert Derks
2-in-1 20032 2 x 1000 Rembrandt's Atelier | Cabinet of curiosities with free photo frame 2 x 1000 Rembrandt's Studio | Gallery of Curiosities with free picture frame 2020 Robert Derks
2-in-1 20052 2 x 1000 Rembrandt's Atelier | Cabinet of curiosities with free poster 2 x 1000 Rembrandt's Studio | Gallery of Curiosities with free poster 2020 Robert Derks
2-in-1 19082 2 x 1000 New Years Party | Santa's Factory with no extras 2 x 1000 New Year Party | Santa's Factory without extra 2018 Jan van Haasteren and Rob Derks
2-in-1 19079 2 x 1000 BBQ Party! | Food Truck Festival with free tea towel 2 x 1000 BBQ Party! | Food Truck Festival with free tea towel 2018 Rob Derks and Dick Heins
2-in-1 19099 2 x 1000 BBQ Party! | Food Truck Festival (Poster only) 2 x 1000 BBQ Party! | Food Truck Festival (Poster only) 2019 Rob Derks and Dick Heins
2-in-1 20049 2 x 1000 Music Store | Holiday jitters 2 x 1000 The Music Shop | Holiday Jitters 2021 Rob Derks and Dick Heins
2-in-1 1119800162 2×1000 Santa Claus Factory | Christmas Eve 2x1000 Santa's Factory | Christmas Eve 2023 Rob Derks and Jan van Haasteren
30200 1110100027 XXXL Anniversary Puzzle XXXL Puzzle 10 Years JvH Studio 2023 Jan van Haasteren and Rob Derks and Dick Heins