Though the Eredivisie (Honors Division) soccer season ended on Saturday, the games aren't over in the Netherlands. At the top of the table, there's still a Europa League spot up for grabs and at the bottom only one relegation space is settled. That means two sets of playoffs.
USMNT forward Aron Johannsson and AZ are in the playoffs for the Europea League spot. That involves the teams that finished in 5th through 8th place. 5th-place Heerenveen play 8th-place AZ and 6th-place Vitesse play 7th-place Groningen over two-legs with the winners also playing a two-leg series to determine who advances to the Europa League.
If 5 European places sounds like a lot for the Eredivisie, the 9th-best league in Europe according to the UEFA coefficient, they actually have 6. 11th-place PEC Zwolle qualified for the Europa League as the KNVB Cup champions. 1st-place Ajax and 2nd-place Feyenoord qualify for the Champions League with 3rd-place Twente and 4th-place PSV taking Europa League spots.
Under the UEFA coefficient, the leagues in 4th through 9th place have 6 European spots, with the leagues between 4th and 6th getting an extra Champions League place. All leagues ranked between 7th and 15th get 2 Champions League spots.
At the other end of the Eredivisie table, only 18th-place Roda JC are officially relegated. 17th-place NEC and 16th-place RKC Waalwijk enter a relegation playoff with the 2nd through 8th-place finishers in the Eerste Divisie. 6th-8th place enter a first-round playoff advancing two teams to the second round where the 2nd-5th Eerste Divisie and the 16th and 17th place Eredivisie clubs enter. Four teams advance to a third round that determines the two teams that take the two open Eredivisie spots. All round play out over two-legs.
Sparta Rotterdam advanced to the Second Round with a 3-1 aggregate win over FC Eidnhoven. They play Eredivisie club NEC in the Second Round. also advancing from the First Round was De Graafschap who play RKC Wallwijk of the Eredivisie in the Second Round. The rest of the Second Round Bracket is VVV-Venlo - FC Dordrecht and FC Den Bosch - Excesior.
Though it was not a factor this season, the reserve teams playing in the Eerste Divisie cannot qualify for the promotion playoffs. Ajax, Twente, and PSV field reserve teams in the Eerste Divisie, with Jong PSV finishing 10th, Jong Ajax 14th, and Jong FC Twente in 17th.