Last updated : Tuesday, 28 November 2023


The Best Division 1 is an amateur football league in the Netherlands. It is the highest level of amateur football in the country, and is played by 20 clubs. The league is divided into two groups of 10, and each team plays each other team in their group twice, once at home and once away. The top two teams from each group qualify for the promotion playoffs, with the winners of the playoffs being promoted to the Tweede Divisie, the second tier of Dutch football.


The Best Division 1 was created in 2016, when the Topklasse was renamed and restructured. The Topklasse was the previous highest level of amateur football in the Netherlands, but it was disbanded due to financial difficulties faced by some of the clubs. The Best Division 1 was created as a replacement for the Topklasse, and it has been running ever since.

Current season

Best Division 1 action

The current season of the Best Division 1 is the 2022-2023 season. The teams competing in the league this season are:

  • AFC Ajax amateurs
  • ADO Den Haag amateurs
  • AZ Alkmaar amateurs
  • Be Quick 1887
  • FC Emmen amateurs
  • FC Volendam amateurs
  • Go Ahead Eagles amateurs
  • HVV Hollandia
  • NEC Nijmegen amateurs
  • Quick Boys
  • SC Cambuur amateurs
  • SVV Scheveningen
  • Telstar amateurs
  • VV Katwijk
The current standings for the league are as follows:
  • AFC Ajax amateurs (20 points)
  • Be Quick 1887 (19 points)
  • HVV Hollandia (18 points)
  • NEC Nijmegen amateurs (17 points)
  • SC Cambuur amateurs (16 points)
  • Quick Boys (15 points)
  • VV Katwijk (14 points)
  • Go Ahead Eagles amateurs (13 points)
  • FC Volendam amateurs (12 points)
  • ADO Den Haag amateurs (11 points)
  • AZ Alkmaar amateurs (10 points)
  • Telstar amateurs (9 points)
  • SVV Scheveningen (8 points)
  • FC Emmen amateurs (7 points)
The top two teams at the end of the season will qualify for the promotion playoffs. The winners of the playoffs will be promoted to the Tweede Divisie.


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