24 teams, divided into 2 groups of 12 teams (Zaterdag and Zondag) on traditional basis.
Each team plays against all the teams from its own group twice - home and away - for a total of 22 games each, over 22 game weeks.
The season is divided into 3 periods as follows:
Period 1: rounds 1-8;
Period 2: rounds 9-15;
Period 3: rounds 16-22.
A period table is compiled based only on the results for the respective period, to determine each period winner.
If a period winner has already won a previous period, the 2nd placed team in the period is declared the period winner.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. play-off (only for deciding period winners, promotion, relegation and play-offs participation); 3. total goal difference.
Relegation to the league:
2 teams from Topklasse Women
2 more teams from Topklasse Women possible to relegate through Play-offs 2/3
Promotion from the league:
1 place of each group: promoted to Topklasse Women
the three period winners of each group *: enter Play-offs 2/3 with two Topklasse Women teams for 2 places in Topklasse Women
* - if any of the period winners also finishes 1st in its group, and/or if a team wins more than one period, then the next best placed team or teams in the overall standings of the respective group also enter Play-offs 2/3.
Relegation from the league:
9-10 place of each group: enter Play-offs 3/4 with twelve Eerste Klasse Women teams for 4 places in Hoofdklasse Women
11-12 place of each group: relegated to Eerste Klasse Women
Promotion to the league:
4 teams from Eerste Klasse Women
4 more teams from Eerste Klasse Women possible to promote through Play-offs 3/4
Promotion and relegation of II teams:
II teams can be promoted, as long as their first team plays in Eredivisie Women.
If any of them finishes on a promotion or promotion play-off spot without being eligible for promotion, the next best team in their respective group's final table promotes instead.
II teams are to be relegated regardless of their league position if their first team gets relegated to Hoofdklasse Women.
In such case and if the II team is above the relegation or relegation play-off zone, the best placed team in the relegation or relegation play-off zone enters relegation play-offs instead of relegating or keeps its place in Hoofdklasse Women instead.