Feyenoord's expected tilt at the Eredivisie title got off to a false start after it went down 2-1 at PEC Zwolle in its opening match of the season.
The visitor from Rotterdam is among the favourites to challenge for top honours this term after finishing third last season, but looked out of sorts and fell behind to
Feyenoord looked to have salvaged a point when Ruben Schaken levelled three minutes from the end, but Zwolle had other ideas and claimed all the points when substitute
Last year's surprise package Vitesse Arnhem kicked off with a 3-1 win at home to Heracles Almelo.
Vitesse mounted an unlikely challenge last season that only foundered over the final fixtures, but endured a bruising off-season with star men Wilfried Bony and
However, it shrugged off its losses with an assured display, goals from
FC Utrecht and newly-promoted Go Ahead Eagles drew 1-1. Utrecht went ahead through
Cambuur Leeuwarden, promoted as Eerste Divisie champion at the end of last season, began its campaign with a goalless draw at home to NAC Breda.
AZ has announced a verbal agreement has been reached with Marco van Basten for the former Netherlands boss to become its head coach next season, replacing Dick Advocaat.