Van Dijk's gesture follows on from a similarly brilliant one against France when he gave his jacket to his mascot.
The Dutch side, which had been underperforming for several years and missed the summer's World Cup jamboree in Russian Federation, came into Group A1 as heavy underdogs, facing France and Germany, the winners of the last two World Cups.
Despite the fightback coach Ronald Koeman told broadcaster NOS after the game he was not impressed with the way his team played.
"It was very hard for us, the Germans were sharper and faster in the first half", admitted Dutch coach Ronald Koeman.
"But at half-time I said: if we make the 2-1, then we make the 2-2 too".
After winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2017 Confederation Cup with a second string side, the German national team appeared structured to remain the dominant side of worldwide football.
"With this in mind we will have lots of room to allow young players to come in and for them to get more and more experience with the national team".
"This is a learning experience for us and we will have to analyse our performance in the last 10 minutes".
Nevertheless, the squad "showed character" he said. "It's a little bit disappointing", Sane said.
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Werner ended his barren run of eight internationals without a goal and Sane added the second, with the help of a deflection, 11 minutes later to seemingly floor the Dutch.
"It's a pity, we had everything under control until the 85th minute and could have gone 3-0 up", said Werner.
For Germany, who were already relegated from the group before last night's game, the late Dutch drama is yet another blow in what has been a year to forget.