The Dutchman made a string of saves as the Magpies claimed a 2-1 victory away against Wolverhampton Wanderers this afternoon and Pardew has hailed the 23-year-old's performance.
"Our goalkeeper was our best player today," Pardew told Sky Sports News.
"He's been brilliant for us all season. We're trying to mould him into a top goalkeeper and he's certainly getting there."
Today's victory at Molineux has seen Newcastle move up to third in the Premier League table.