Ajax closed the gap on leaders Twente to one point with a 2-0 win at struggling Willem II.
The visitors got off to a flying start when top scorer Luis Suarez fired them in front from the penalty spot after just three minutes.
Marko Pantelic made the game safe with a second on the hour mark to boost Ajax's title chances.
PSV Eindhoven missed the chance to close the gap on the top two after being held to a 2-2 draw at Heerenveen.
Balazs Dzsudzsak gave PSV the lead on 49 minutes, but Heerenveen hit back almost immediately through Gerald Sibon.
Stanislav Manolev restored PSV's lead on 62 minutes only for Pawel Wojciechowski to draw Heerenveen level four minutes later.
Feyenoord moved into fourth spot with a 3-0 win over Sparta Rotterdam at De Kuip
Georgino Wijnaldum broke the deadlock for Feyenoord on 27 minutes and Luigi Bruins added a second a minute after the break.
Jon Dahl Tomasson came off the bench to notch a third 14 minutes from time.
Roda JC got the better off VVV Venlo after a six-goal thriller at Parkstad Limburg.
Willem Janssen set Roda on their way with the opener after just three minuutes and Jan-Paul Saeijs doubled the lead on 21 minutes.
VVV stunned the home side by drawing level with two goals in ten minutes from Alexander Nkume (23) and Gonzalo Garcia (33).
Marcel de Jong restored Roda's lead on 64 minutes and Morten Skoubo put the game beyond VVV with a fourth goal seven minutes from time.
NEC Nijmegen came from two goals down to beat ADO Den Haag 3-2..
Den Haag were gifted the opener after 17 minutes when Bram Nuytinck put through his own goal and Wesley Verhoek doubled the lead on 54 minutes.
NEC roared back and turned the game on its head with three goals in the space of seven minutes from Rick Ten Voorde (78), John Goosens (83) and Patrick Pothuizen (85).
FC Utrecht remain in seventh spot after a 1-1 draw with FC Groningen.
Jacob Mulenga gave FC Utrecht the lead on 28 minutes, but Nicklas Pedersen levelled matters two minutes before the break.