For the next three months, the Eredivisie should be a staple for any world football fan's weekend.
On the whole, few regard the Dutch league as a massive power in Europe. FourFourTwo made an attempt in its September 2012 issue to rank the top football leagues in the world. The Eredivisie didn't make the cut, instead being relegated to the periphery with Ligue 1, MLS and the Australian A-League, among others.
The influx of capital to larger leagues and the Bosman ruling have ensured that every club in the Eredivisie must sell its best players to survive. Never again will a Dutch side like sweep across Europe in the way that Ajax did in 1995.
All of this is not to say the Eredivisie doesn't make for captivating viewing for the remainder of the 2012/13.
You will get higher quality football in other leagues, but if you're looking for some of the most captivating, entertaining matches in Europe, the Netherlands is the place to go.