Topklasse (English: Top Class) may refer to:
The Derde Divisie, formerly known as Topklasse, is the fourth tier of football in the Netherlands, which had its inaugural season as a third tier in 2010–11 and as a fourth tier in 2016–17. The league is placed between the Tweede Divisie and the Hoofdklasse, the third and fifth tiers of Dutch football, respectively. The introduction of the then Topklasse resulted from discussions between the Royal Dutch Football Association, the Coöperatie Eerste Divisie and the Centraal Overleg Hoofdklassers.
The Topklasse is the highest league of amateur women's football in the Netherlands, and the second tier in general.
The Topklasse is the highest domestic 50-over cricket competition in the Netherlands.
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The KNVB Beker is a competition in the Netherlands organized by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) since 1898. It was based on the format of the English FA Cup. Outside the Netherlands, it is often referred to as the Dutch Cup. The tournament consists of all teams from the top three tiers of Dutch league football, as well as the 24 semi-finalists of regional amateur cup tournaments. The finals of the tournament traditionally takes place in De Kuip, and has been held there every season since 1988. The winners of the cup compete against the winners of the Eredivisie for the Johan Cruijff Shield, which acts as the curtain raiser for the following season.
The Hoofdklasse is the second-highest league of amateur football in the Netherlands, and the fifth tier in general.
The Tweede Divisie is the only semi-professional football league in the Netherlands. It was established in 1956, together with the Eredivisie and the Eerste Divisie. Between 1956 and 1960 and between 1962 and 1966, the league consisted of two divisions, Tweede Divisie A and Tweede Divisie B. The league was disbanded in 1971. Six clubs were promoted to the Eerste Divisie, while the other eleven teams became amateur clubs.
The Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond is the governing body of cricket in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was formed in 1883 and received a Royal charter in 1958. The KNCB is responsible for the national men's and women's teams, and also for the various domestic competitions, including the Topklasse and Hoofdklasse leagues, and the Twenty20 Cup. The KNCB has been an associate member of the International Cricket Council since 1966. It is one of the oldest national governing bodies in the sport, older than those of many full ICC members. The KNCB is also a member of the European Cricket Council, which organises the European Cricket Championship.
Achilles '29 is a football club from Groesbeek, Netherlands. The first squad played in 2017–18 in the Tweede Divisie.
Football is the most popular sport in the Netherlands. Football was introduced to the Netherlands by Pim Mulier in the 19th century when in 1879, at the age of 14, he founded Haarlemsche Football Club. Over the next 30 years, football gained popularity in the Netherlands and the late 1890s and early 1900s saw the foundation of many new clubs, notably Sparta Rotterdam in 1888, Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax in 1900, Feyenoord Rotterdam in 1908, and Philips Sport Vereniging Eindhoven in 1913.
Cricket has been played in the Netherlands since at least the 19th century, and in the 1860s was considered a major sport in the country. The sport is governed by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB).
SC Genemuiden is an association football club from Genemuiden, Netherlands.
HVV Hollandia is an association football club from Hoorn, Netherlands.
The Hoofdklasse is the second highest league of amateur women's football in the Netherlands, and the third tier in general.
V.V. Excelsior Maassluis is a football club from Maassluis, Netherlands, founded in 1918. The club's home ground is the 5,000 capacity arena known as the Lavendelstraat. Excelsior won the Hoofdklasse of 2013 and became champions of the Topklasse just two years later.
The 2011–12 Topklasse season was the second edition of the Dutch league since its inception in 2010. A total 32 teams competed in the league: 24 from the 2010–11 Topklasse, and the remaining eight from the 2010–11 Hoofdklasse. As usual, the competition was divided into two leagues: "Saturday" and "Sunday", who differ by the day their games are usually played.
Sylvia Smit is a Dutch female footballer who plays as a midfielder and striker for DTS Ede in the Dutch Topklasse. She has played professional football for clubs in the Dutch Eredivisie Vrouwen and the Belgian-Dutch BeNe League. She also has over 100 appearances for the Netherlands women's national football team.
Christelijke Voetbalvereniging Oranje Nassau is a football club from Groningen, Netherlands. Its female first and second squad and its male first squad plays in the Eerste Klasse, the men and women's first teams relegated in 2017 from their respective Hoofdklasse leagues.
The 2013–14 Topklasse season is the fourth edition of the Dutch third tier since its inauguration in the current form in 2010. A total 32 teams are participating in the league: 25 from the 2012–13 Topklasse, and the remaining seven from the 2012–13 Hoofdklasse. As usual, the competition is divided into two leagues: "Saturday" and "Sunday", who differ by the day their games are usually played.
The 2012–13 season of the Hoofdklasse is competed in six leagues, three Saturday leagues and three Sunday leagues. The champions of each group promoted direct to the 2013–14 Topklasse.
The 2014–15 Topklasse season is the fifth edition of the Dutch third tier since its inauguration in the current form in 2010. A total 32 teams are participating in the league: 24 from the 2012–13 Topklasse, and the remaining eight from the 2013–14 Hoofdklasse. As usual, the competition is divided into two leagues: "Saturday" and "Sunday", who differ by the day their games are usually played.
DVS '33 Ermelo is a Dutch amateur football club from Ermelo, founded 1 September 1933. The club currently competes in the Derde Divisie, the fourth tier of league football in the Netherlands.