The 2020-2021 KNVB Beker (NEDCUP1) is the most prestigious football club tournament in the Netherlands. A total of 60 professional and amateur teams will participate in the main tournament. The Final will be held on 18 April 2021 at De Kuip (Rotterdam). The winner of the 2020-2021 NEDCUP1 receives a berth in the Playoff Round of the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa League. Ajax Amsterdam (NED1) is the defending NEDCUP1 champion.
All rounds/matches are "Knockout" matches. If a match is still tied after regulation time, two 15-minute extra time periods are played. If still tied after extra time, the teams go directly to a penalty shoot-out.
Due to COVID-19, all amatuer teams were disqualified in the 1st Round from further participation in the 2020-2021 KNVB Beker and 9 teams were given byes in the 2nd Round and advanced directly to the Round of 16. The teams given byes were ADO Den Haag (NED1), AZ Alkmaar (NED1), Feyenoord (NED1), Fortuna Sittard (NED1), Heerenveen (NED1), SC Heracles Amelo (NED1), MVV Maastricht (NED2), NEC Nijmegen (NED2), and FC Volendam (NED2).
Leagues Pyramid - Netherlands
|NED2||Eerste Divisie |
(Kueken Kampioen Divisie)
|Stage||# Teams||New Teams Entering This Round||Teams From Previous Round||Format|
|1st Preliminary Round||60||24 district cup winners, 36 NED4 teams||None||30 Knockout matches|
|2nd Preliminary Round||40||10 NED3 teams||30 winners from First Preliminary Round||20 Knockout matches|
|1st Round||56||14 NED1 teams, 20 NED2 teams, 2 NED3 teams receiving 2nd Preliminary Round bye||20 winners from Second Preliminary Round||28 Knockout matches|
|2nd Round||32||4 NED1 teams that were playing in UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues||28 winners from 1st Round||16 Knockout matches|
|Round of 16||16||None||16 winners from 2nd Round||8 Knockout matches|
|Quarterfinals||8||None||8 winners from Round of 16||4 Knockout matches|
|Semifinals||4||None||4 winners from Quarterfinals||2 Knockout matches|
|Final||2||None||2 winners from Semifinals||1 Knockout match played at a neutral site|
Round of 16