Kjeld Nuis earned one of four Dutch gold medals in Heerenveen today ©Getty Images

The Netherlands ended the European Speed Skating Championships with 11 gold medals from 14 races, continuing their dominance on the final day of competition at Thialf in Heerenveen.

The hosts started the last day of the European Championships with a victory in the women's team pursuit.

Ireen Wüst, Antoinette de Jong and Irene Schouten were clear favourites and delivered the gold medal, finishing in a time of 2min 54.128sec.

Norway's Marit Fjelanger Bøhm, Ragne Wiklund and Sofie Karoline Haugen were second, 4.41sec behind to claim silver.

The bronze medal went to Russians Elizaveta Golubeva, Natalia Voronina and Evgeniia Lalenkova.

Three more golds were won by the Dutch team today, the next being for world record-holder Kjeld Nuis in the men's 1,500 metres who crossed the line in 1:43.608.

Thomas Krol made it a one-two for the hosts, 0.30sec behind, closely followed by Allan Dahl Johansson of Norway.

Another Dutch one-two was realised in the women's 1,000m, as Jutta Leerdam claimed gold by more than a second.

Jutta Leerdam claimed gold in the women's 1,000m ©Getty Images
Jutta Leerdam claimed gold in the women's 1,000m ©Getty Images

Femke Kok, the winner in the women's 500m, won the silver medal in front of a trio of Russians, led by bronze medallist Daria Kachanova.

The Netherlands claimed one more victory in the women's mass start, when Schouten took gold in front of compatriot Marijke Groenewoud.

Golubeva took bronze.

Poland won its second title of the event in the men's 500m thanks to Piotr Michalski who held off a trio of Dutch skaters by a fine margin.

The closest of these was Merijn Scheperkamp, who was 0.01sec behind for the silver medal.

Dai Dai N'tab held off team mate Kai Verbij for the bronze medal an even finer margin - 0.005sec.

Finally, Belgium's Bart Swings claimed the men's mass start title, beating Livio Wenger of Switzerland and Russia's Ruslan Zakharov who completed the podium in that order.

It was the only individual race to have no Dutch athletes win a medal.