Over the last couple of months leading up to the weekend Veljwijk had scored three goals and provided five assists in his previous six matches, and was in form ahead of his side's trip to Ajax.
On an emotional afternoon at the Amsterdam Arena, which saw tributes paid to club great Johann Cruyff, Veldwijk failed to rise to the occasion.
Zwolle were blown away 3-0, and Veldwijk touched the ball just 25 times in 90 minutes, attempting only one shot, which landed off target.
It was an afternoon for the 24-year-old to forget and try and move on from, and should not detract from a solid season.
What his future holds is unclear, and will depend on the plans of Nottingham Forest's next manager.
He never really got a run in the side last season in the Championship, with all of his 11 appearances coming from the bench, but his overall record of 13 goals and nine assists in the Eredivisie this season suggests he could have something to offer, even if this past weekend was a disappointment for him.