Van Persie sealed the win in the 87th minute with a fierce left-footed drive.

"As a team we really did great, especially when you consider we took a maximum nine points in a (testing) group like this," said the Arsenal player.

"As for my own performance, I was satisfied but I also could have done better on some aspects. There was some sloppiness in my passing, for instance."

The Dutch, who made nine changes to their starting lineup on Tuesday, now meet Sweden or Russia in Saturday's quarter-final in Basel.