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About 'The Park'
If you are looking for the 1000 piece Jan van Haasteren Puzzle called 'The Park', it is this one, year 2006, artist Jan van Haasteren, number 01492:
The puzzle 'The Park' is also available in other variants
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|The Park XL
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|3 x 1000 The Park | Crazy Casino | Billiards (Intertoys edition)
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3. 550 pieces, number 2371-05, artist Jan van Haasteren
4. 1000 pieces, number 08900, artist Jan van Haasteren
What do you encounter when you have made this Jan van Haasteren jigsaw puzzle?
'The Park' is again a puzzle with a great diversity of scenes. People, animals, nature, air and water. All elements can be found on this puzzle when you have placed it. The Park is very busy and so much happening!
You can divide this puzzle into different parts, namely:
- The hiking trails
- The terrace
- The lawn in the middle of the park (and the puzzle!)
- A performance by a 'band'
- The water that flows through the park
I have marked the various parts with a red line.
I explain certain parts that I personally find very nice and striking.
1. The hiking trails
The hiking trails are very busy and fully occupied, you will come across for example:
– a group of marching scouting club / scouting club: the 'veteran scouting club' or 'veteran scouting club'
However, the front scounting man, who does not see that he is almost stepping on a mole coming out of his hole!
– Police officers chasing after a crook. The crook lifts a stolen safe on his shoulder. Wow, seems pretty heavy to me.
– an old man in a wheelchair is fishing with a hot sausage on his fishing rod. A dog tied to his wheelchair, trying to grab the sausage. Then you go very hard; apparently this is how he escapes the control of his nurse, who runs after him!
– a little boy on a run and can't see himself getting into a dog turd!
– a woman in a yellow jogging suit being chased by a robot on a wheel.
– a man on a bicycle being blown forward by a rainbow colored sail on his bicycle
2. The terrace
All kinds of fun and surprising elements can be seen on the terrace. I found this fun and striking stuff.
– Someone who lifts a terrace tile and so you see the always returning hand of Jan van Haasteren here. He comes to have a look.....
– a few feet stick out from under the hedge of the terrace and see your eyes in the bushes. A spies of the terrace, who is curious about what is happening and what is being said.
– a hand that can be seen on the back of the seat back of one of the terrace guests
– an old man and woman sitting together on the terrace and the man has a very strange white left hand! They are also offered a drink from the bush, completely surprised.
– a man who climbs on the roof of the terrace to get his football. A little boy smiles at him and this man is watched from the bushes by two eyes.
– Have you seen Jan van Haasteren's recurring element on the terrace?
3. The lawn in the middle of the park (and the puzzle!)
– In the middle of the park, a photo is taken of a newlyweds who are probably or will be married today. Striking here is the woman with a hat who is crying. Why would that be? From happiness or sadness or something else….?
– Two young children are playing Frisbee, but throw the Frisbee at a bird
– A broken bicycle has been crammed into the trash can
– A forest ranger who rests in the park with the rifle at his side.
4. A 'band' performance
– At the very top of the puzzle you see a small performance by a bath or concert band. An orchestra of men in black suits. For which a large group of audience came.
– Do you also see a recurring element in the Jan van Haasteren puzzle here?
5. The water that flows through the park
- At the bottom of the puzzle you see a bridge, where suddenly a hand appears at the bottom of the bridge
– There is quite a lot of activity in this water: a crocodile, a squid, a heron, a bottle, a shark fin (!), a diver, a man bobbing with a crocodile in front of him and a folded paper boat
– A man and two children are sailing in a rubber boat, who are quite shocked by someone who is fierljeppen.
– A very nice element is that there seems to be a toilet on the right side of the puzzle and also on the right of the water in the tree?
Also about the Jan van Haasteren Het Park 1000 pieces
It was a very fun puzzle to make, with Jan van Haasteren's well-known drawings and rarities incorporated into it.
– Personally, I found the pieces with the benches difficult to put together, because there are 4 identical green benches in this puzzle.
– There are also two dogs in this puzzle, which are still confusing. It was also really a puzzle with the Boy Scouts who all walk so close to each other.
– Terrace was easy to lay, except for a few difficult parts, which we were left with until the end.
– In addition, I still found the wooden wall difficult to lay. In the beginning we placed the pieces without looking at the box, but we couldn't resist looking for the pieces on the box to see where they should be. But a typical Jan van Haasteren puzzle, because sometimes pieces could not be found even on the box! That also makes it beautiful.
– Furthermore, it is quite a difficult puzzle, but not so difficult that it is frustrating and that you do not get along.
– Towards the end, of course, we still had to place the pieces with the air and leaves, but I thought that was not that bad in terms of time we spent on it.
Jan van Haasteren The Park 1000 pieces - Recurring elements
Also in this puzzle are many fixed recurring elements of Jan van Haasteren to find back. What is often reflected in Jan van Haasteren puzzles are the rainbow colors on various items, such as an umbrella or sail or cloth.
To find the fixed recurring elements on each puzzle you have to search very well. Can you find them? Read on this page what the fixed elements are in almost every jigsaw puzzle by Jan van Haasteren. We have already looked them up for you. Would you like to know them? Read and then watch!
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Park' - recurring element 1: The shark fin
Were you able to find the shark fin? It is – of course – in the water that flows through the park. And it looks like he is about to be caught by a fisherman who is fishing in the park on this beautiful day.
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Park' - recurring element 2: Sinterklaas
Santa Claus is very hard to find. He can be seen at the performance of the 'band', at the very top left of the puzzle.
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Park' - recurring element 3: The 'hands'
A lot of the 'hands' can be seen on the puzzle. Some really nice ones:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Park' - recurring element 4: The dentures
The dentures are very difficult to find, but you can find them on the terrace.
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Park' - recurring element 5: Baron van Tast tot Zeveren
Baron van Tast also returns to this puzzle, this time as the photographer of a wedding in the park.
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Park' - recurring element 6: The Cats
In addition to the dogs, this time there are two cats on the puzzle.
Any more recurring elements?
So much for our recurring elements on this puzzle 'The Park'. There are many more, but you can look them up yourself. That's what makes a Jan van Haasteren jigsaw puzzle so much fun.
Jan van Haasteren the park 3000 pieces
As mentioned above, check whether you want the puzzle 'The Park' of 1000 or 3000 pieces. The puzzles are exactly the same in terms of image, but the price is different. Approximately as an indication of the price difference:
Price of the puzzle 'The Park' of 1000 pieces is € 16,00 euros
Price of the puzzle 'The Park' of 3000 pieces is € 45,99 euros
Jan van Haasteren 'The Park' puzzle 500 XL pieces
The 'The Park' jigsaw puzzle is also available in the extra large pieces, consisting of 500 pieces. This one is suitable for younger children. Usually puzzles with pieces of 200-500 pieces are given to children between 7 and 8 years. Children of 9 years can put puzzles of 500 or more pieces.
Jan van Haasteren 'Fun in the park'
Another similar jigsaw puzzle by Jan van Haasteren is the 150-piece puzzle 'Fun in the Park'. Guideline of a 150 piece jigsaw puzzle is for children between 5 and 6 years.
How big is the puzzle Jan van Haasteren The Park 1000 pieces?
The puzzle has a size of 68 centimeters (width) by 49 centimeters (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 The Park 1000 pieces?
We (my 11-year-old son and I) took the time and started measuring from the moment the pieces from the box were sorted and ready. The time we spent on this puzzle was approximately: 10,5 hours. We made this puzzle in March 2020.
We certainly didn't make it in one go, and we didn't always lay it in pairs. In addition, we have not made it a race against the clock. Puzzled at ease, but of course with a drive to finish it at some point 🙂
In between, we rolled it up a few more times in a puzzle mat:
And, of course, rolled back:
Such a puzzle mat is not always very useful, because some pieces turn over when you roll the puzzle into the mat or when you unroll the mat again. We finally got it all done:
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 'The Park' 1000 pieces - where to buy?
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Jan van Haasteren 'The Park' 1000 pieces - Specifications
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I wrote the review above. Thought it was a very fun puzzle! Lots of fun and surprising elements in the puzzle. Quite a tricky one, but not too complicated. Recommended, real Jan van Haasteren!
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