In one of their worst days in international matches, Spain were handed a humiliating defeat by last edition's finalists.
It was a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final at the Arena Ponte Nova stadium in Group B. First, Spain took the lead but after that they were outclassed by the Dutch.
Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben scored two goals each and Stefan de Vrij had one. Van Persie scored one of the brilliant goals in World Cup history with a diving header.
Here are the pictures from the match.
Pique and Robben
Spain's Gerard Pique, left, fights for the ball with Netherlands' Arjen Robben during the Group B World Cup match between Spain and The Netherlands
Netherlands players celebrate after Arjen Robben, center right, scored
Indi and Silva
Netherlands' Bruno Martins Indi grabs hold of Spain's David Silva
Robben blows a kiss
Netherlands' Arjen Robben blows a kiss to the crowd after scoring a goal
What a goal!
Robin van Persie heads the ball into the net. This is one of the best goals in World Cup history
Alonso scores from the spot
Xabi Alonso exults after scoring from the penalty kick in the first half
Spain's Xabi Alonso, obscured at left, scores past Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from the penalty spot
Robin van Persie celebrates
Netherlands' Robin van Persie celebrates with teammate Arjen Robben, right, after his scoring his side's fourth goal and his second
Netherlands' Arjen Robben, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's fifth goal
De Vrij finds the net
Netherlands' Stefan de Vrij, rear, celebrates with team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum
Netherlands players celebrate after defeating Spain 5-1