Northern Ireland's hopes of reaching next year's Women's World Cup are over following a heavy defeat by the Netherlands.
Bayern Munich's Lineth Beerensteyn scored the only goal of a cagey first half.
The hosts were still in the game before quick-fire strikes from Danielle van de Donk and Shanice van de Sanden.
Sherida Spitse and Jackie Groenen were also on target as the reigning European champions remain top of Group C.
Given the quality of opposition, Alfie Wylie's side opted to drop deep in defence and attempted to crowd out the Dutch in the final third.
The tactic did appear to be frustrating the Netherlands, who were restricted largely to long-range efforts.
Spitse forced Jackie Burns in to a low save from a free-kick early on before going close again moments later.
With seven players stationed in or around their own box, Northern Ireland were ensuring that the potent Dutch attack was largely nullified from inside 18 yards.
The hosts were given a warning on the half-hour mark when Lieke Martens struck the post with a low 25-yard drive.
Five minutes later winger Beerensteyn opened the scoring with an almost identical effort, evading the dive of Burns.
Home chances at a premium
With so much committed to the defensive effort, Northern Ireland struggled to make an impression on the Dutch back line.
Their best opportunity came with the scores at 0-0 when Julie Nelson's effort was well saved before bouncing up and appearing to hit the hand of midfielder Anouk Dekker. Despite appeals the referee waved play on.
Dutch class shines through
The game stretched in the second half allowing the Dutch to stamp their authority on proceedings.
Van de Sanden found space on the right and punished the Northern Ireland defence by delivering an inch-perfect cut-back for Arsenal midfielder Van de Donk to slam home from close range.
The provider turned goalscorer moments later when Van de Sanden created space inside the box courtesy of some mesmerising footwork before finishing with aplomb into the bottom corner.
With Dutch pace causing more and more problems, Rachel Newborough brought down Beerensteyn inside the area, allowing Spitse to step up and convert the resulting penalty.
Frankfurt midfielder Groenen added the final goal with a high finish as the Netherlands, ranked seventh in the world, completed a comprehensive victory and tightened their grip on Group C.
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