Feyenoord's title hopes suffered a blow as they were held to a home draw by RKC Waalwijk.
Leaders PSV Eindhoven drew at Ajax on Saturday and this left the door ajar for Feyenoord, but they failed to go through it despite leading for much of the contest.
An own goal on 34 minutes from Patrick van Diemen handed Feyenoord the lead, but they were pegged back three minutes from time by Ruud Berger.
AZ Alkmaar cemented their position in third place with a 3-1 victory at Willem II.
AZ led early on through Haris Medunjanin, but struggling Willem II responded through Iwan Redan.
Willem II failed to force the pace and a goal on the hour by Gretar Steinsson restored AZ's advantage and the visitors sealed the points when Stein Huysegems (pictured) netted three minutes from time.
Basement boys RBC Roosendaal endured yet another miserable day on their travels as they were mauled 5-1 at Vitesse Arnhem.
Vitesse came out at a rate of knots and were two goals to the good inside ten minutes through Mads Junker and Ruud Knol.
Two goals in a minute either side of the hour mark from Youssouf Hersi and Richard Knopper put the game beyond doubt.
Paul Kpaka handed the small contingent of RBC fans something to cheer when scoring 12 minutes from time, but Vitesse had the last word through Fred Benson.
Robin Nelisse and Marc-Antoine Fortune were on target as European chasing Utrecht claimed a 2-0 home win over Heerenveen.