Jan van Haasteren 'The Playground' 1000 pieces

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Jan van Haasteren Puzzle 'The Playground'

If you are looking for the Jan van Haasteren Puzzle of 1000 pieces called 'The Playground', it is this one:
This puzzle 'The Playground' has the number 01599.

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

First off, I made a general 'review' with all sorts of fun things that caught my eye, check them out in the following video:

Furthermore, this is a very nice puzzle, in which a lot happens. Often when you lay a piece, you see a nice joke again. It also contains the typical elements that you encounter in a playground, for example: the slides, arguing children, eating ice cream, climbing on a climbing frame, going to the playground with grandparents, children who want to go somewhere else while their father or mother is just talking, eating chips, lemonade, playing in the sand, playing with water and getting wet, and….and…..and……I had a bit of a deja vu myself, of oh yes, that was also so, all those activities and actions with those very small children.

A very nice stealth advertisement!

A very inconspicuous item is the stealth advertising for the NUSO in Zwolle:
At first I thought the girl's t-shirt said 'Nu 50', but it turned out to be the NUSO. The NUSO is the abbreviation for 'Dutch Union of Playground Organisations'. What does the NUSO do? “Sufficient, high-quality play space is extremely important for the development of children and young people. As a trade association, NUSO is committed to preserving playgrounds that are managed by the neighbourhood. Members can make use of our cheap insurance policies, sample documents, legal advice and mutual knowledge development. We also speak out in politics as NUSO and Jantje Beton. Our members consist of associations and foundations that are involved in playing. Mainly playgrounds, but also petting zoos, children's holiday camps and neighborhood initiatives are most welcome.” (Source: NUSO)

nice rumort: Jan van Haasteren is playing badminton with his grandchildren and his wife romic is there too?? Can find the rumors about this, but not confirmed anywhere.

rsz_1jvh_children's playground_self-portrait

There is a Special NUSO edition

There is another special and very rare edition of this puzzle in a NUSO edition, ie:
– on the box it says NUSO . in the top left
– the flag in the playground does not say 'Jumbo' but 'NUSO'
This is the NUSO box:
NUSO box Jan van hastenen playground

And here's the NUSO flag:
nuso box detail

Also about JvH's jigsaw puzzle 'De Speeltuin'

I started making this puzzle on a Jumbo puzzle folder or puzzle case, namely the 'Jumbo Portapuzzle Deluxe 1000 pieces' (if you want to know my experiences with this puzzle map, read more on that puzzle map review page). I started by explaining the pieces on the Jumbo puzzle case, which was suitable for 1000 piece puzzles:
Jumbo-Portapuzzle-Deluxe-Puzzle Folder–1000-Pieces-Pieces-Laid

Then I started laying the lace pieces and as you saw in the photo above, I have already sorted the lace pieces. laying the edge was not so difficult this time:
And you can see another close-up of what the rim looks like:
Here you can see that I put the puzzle pieces in the box, since puzzling from the top part of the puzzle map was quite difficult. I have done that in the future, but the puzzle pieces are then quite far away from you:
I then start sorting pieces by color and put them together. This is the result after 2 hours of puzzling, the slide was quickly laid and so were the bars of the climbing frame. I was also the first to collect all the water pieces. By the way, I always thought that was a very nice element in a playground – playing with water:
Here you can already see that I'm a bit further, this is after 3 hours of puzzling, and you see that I have moved the items in the right place; the slide was not in the right place and neither was the climbing frame. Blue climbing frame at the top right of the puzzle I found really difficult:
This is another big jump, after 5,5 hours of puzzling this result. The trees at the top left and at the top are easy to do, that explains easily:
And almost done! The most difficult were all the children in the middle of the playground, on the green grass. Which child belongs to which?
And completed. Super fun puzzle to make with lots of fun elements and jokes incorporated. Really recommended:

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'

This puzzle was once made during the Dutch National Championships Puzzle

Nice to know, this puzzle was used during the NK Puzzle. During the preliminary round in De Lier on 9-02-2019, a team consists of 4 people. With 4 people they have put this puzzle in a time of 01:25:28. So if you think you can participate in the Dutch National Championships? Then multiply this time x4 and you have an indication whether you are a fast puzzler. By the way: puzzle the NK is especially fun and fun to participate in!

Jan van Haasteren 'The Playground' 1000 pieces - Recurring elements

There are many in this puzzle recurring elements of Jan van Haasteren. I once tried to put them all on video and photo, and the list can be found below. As you can see, there are a lot of them.

Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 1: The Cigar

The Cigar appears 3 times in this puzzle! Usually that is only 1x – and always hard to find:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 2: Super snail

Supersnail is also present again, but his friend turtle is not to be seen this time:

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Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 3: Periscope

The Periscope is present and where it 'belongs', namely in the water:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 4: The Shark fin

The shark fin, THE hallmark of Jan van Haasteren, and I have found it 2x, and that is quite special:

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Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 5: Krab

The crab is playing along in the sandbox:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 6: Self-portrait Jan van Haasteren

The self-portrait of Jan van Haasteren, or: he himself is present in the puzzle and actively plays badminton, does not go quite well:

rsz_1jvh_children's playground_self-portrait

Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 7: The Hands

The Hands are available in abundance, see which ones you can find:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 8: Saw

The Saw is also planning something, he saw something broken again:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 9: The Arrow

I have been able to find the Arrow, but how difficult it is to see, very difficult:

The arrow was so hard to see (half), that I couldn't take a picture of it.

Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 10: Ax or the Knife

The ax in the tree or sometimes it is a knife, you see it here:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 11: Police and Boef

Police and Boef are also present, but this time they are far from each other:



Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 12: Dentures

The dentures with toothpaste and toothbrush:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 13: Red white striped cat

The red and white tabby is also present, of course otherwise invisible – only the tail and the claws:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 14: The Indian

The Indian is well hidden AND there is also a small Indian:



Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 15: The Gnome

The gnome is back again:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 16: Ghost

Ghost is also present and can scare a child quite a bit:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 17: The Eyes

I was able to find the eyes 3x, they were nicely hidden:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 18: Snake

The snake is present again: a bit scary, because he is behind a bench:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 19: Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas is also there – albeit a bit hidden in the bushes:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 20: Paper airplane

Paper airplane is thrown by 1 of the children, hard to see:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 21: Boy Scouts or scouting

The Boy Scouts are here again, not so common:

jan-van-hureren-the-playground-recurring-element-boy scouts-scouting

Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 22: Cat or cat

The Cat is there again, but it is not clear whether he wants to catch a mouse, bird or fish:

Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 23: Baron van Tast tot Zeveren

Baron van Tast tot Zeveren is an old cartoon character by Jan van Haasteren and almost always occurs:

Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 24: Plasters

I always look up all the plasters and have been able to find 7:

Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Playground' - recurring element 25: Glasses

You can also find the Glasses, but again quite difficult:

How big is the puzzle Jan van Haasteren 'The Playground' 1000 pieces?

This puzzle also has dimensions of 68 (width) by 49 (height). I made the puzzle on a Jumbo Puzzle Case (Puzzle Folder) – Porta de Luxe of 79 centimeters wide and 54 centimeters high.

How long will it take you to complete this 1000 piece puzzle?

I made this puzzle at my leisure and working with the puzzle map was an experiment for me. That took some extra time. Summarized:
Explaining the whole puzzle and laying the edges:
55 minutes
Laying out the rest of the puzzle:
7 hours and 15 minutes
Total time spent on this puzzle:
8 hours and 15 minutes
This is an average time I spend on a 1000 piece Jan van Haasteren puzzle

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.

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Jan van Haasteren 'The Playground' 1000 pieces - Specifications

EAN 8710126015995
Puzzle number 01599
Kind of product Puzzle
Puzzle theme Cartoon
Number of pieces 1000
Quality mark CE
Target audience Children and Adults
Puzzle type Jigsaw puzzle
Brand Jumbo
Color Others
Material Board
Age From 10 years old

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by Gerben van Vineyards op Puzzle 1000 pieces
This will make you happy!

I wrote the above review and made this puzzle in March 2021. A real Jan van Haasteren, on almost every puzzle piece you put you see something funny. And you'll be surprised how Jan was able to come up with all this. Of course many children playing in the playground and everything that goes with it. laughing, crying, climbing, clambering, playing with water, see-saw etc etc. And a puzzle challenge by all those children. All in all, a lot of puzzle fun!

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