A second-half victory over Poland was scored by Steven Bergwijn as the Netherlands started living without Ronald Koeman.
Dwight Lodeweges took charge of the UEFA Nations League match after the announcement of Koeman as Barcelona manager last month, and the temporary boss continued the work of his predecessor, guiding the Netherlands to a successful, if unconvincing, win.
With the recent Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek on the bench, Nathan Ake started on the left side of the Dutch defense. Poland was missing Robert Lewandowski, with the Bayern Munich striker resting after his success in the Champions League.
When Frenkie de Jong found Hans Hateboer at the back of the post, with the ball redirected to the direction of Bergwin, who had converted from close range, the crucial moment of the match was the hour mark.
Netherlands – Poland – 1-0
Goal: Bergwijn 61.
Yellow Cards: de Roon 71, Depay 74, de Jong 89 – Piatek 21, Klich 33, Jozwiak 56, Glik 63, Bednarek 90+1.
Netherlands: Cillessen, Hateboer, Veltman, van Dijk, Ake, de Roon, de Jong, Bergwijn (van de Beek 74), Wijnaldum. Promes (de Jong 90+2), Depay.
Poland: Szczesny, Kedziora, Glik, Bednarek, Bereszynski, Szymanski, Klich, Krychowiak, Jozwiak (Grosicki 71), Zielinski (Moder 77), Piatek (Milik 63).