Ajax closed the gap on leaders PSV Eindhoven to nine points after a 2-0 home win over Roda JC Kerkrade.
Wesley Sneijder gave the Amsterdam ArenA crowd something to shout about with the opening goal on 16 minutes before Zdenek Grygera sealed the win with a second goal before half-time.
Roda had no answer to the Amsterdammers after the break, as Ajax try and keep their title hopes alive with Wednesday's win.
AZ Alkmaar lost the chance to close the gap on PSV after a 3-0 defeat to Twente in Enschede.
Blaise N'Kufo (30), Kennedy Bakircioglu (43) and Luke Wilkshire (59) all found the scoresheet for Twente, who move up to fourth in the table.
Heerenveen got goals from Afonso Alves (15) and Canadian substitute Will Johnson (82) in their 2-0 away win at NEC Nijmegen.
NAC Breda came from a goal down to defeat Vitesse Arnhem 2-1.
Paul Verhaegh (10) gave Vitesse the lead before NAC equalised through Arne Slot (33).
Victor Sikora (89) proved NAC's hero with a late winner in the Rat Verlegh Stadion.
Utrecht and Heracles Almelo played out a goalless draw, while strugglers ADO Den Haag and RKC Waalwijk drew 1-1.
RKC claimed the lead through Tim Janssen before Den Haag earned a home point when Santi Kolk struck the equaliser late on.
Click below for match summaries:
ADO Den Haag 1-1 RKC Waalwijk
NAC Breda 2-1 Vitesse Arnhem
NEC Nijmegen 0-2 Heerenveen
Twente Enschede 3-0 AZ Alkmaar
Utrecht 0-0 Heracles Almelo
Ajax 2-0 Roda JC Kerkrade