The 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 NEDCUP1 receives a berth in the Playoff Round of the 2022-2023 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.
Leagues Pyramid - Netherlands
|NED2||Eerste Divisie |
(Kueken Kampioen Divisie)
|Stage||# Teams||New Teams Entering This Round||Teams From Previous Round||Format|
|1st Preliminary Round||24||24 district cup winners (12 received a BYE to 2nd Prelim)||None||6 Knockout matches|
|2nd Preliminary Round||50||18 NED3 teams, 14 amateur teams disqualified from 2020-2021 NEDCUP1 due to COVID-19||6 winners from First Preliminary Round, 12 teams w/BYE||25 Knockout matches|
|1st Round||54||13 NED1 teams, 16 NED2 teams||25 winners from Second Preliminary Round||27 Knockout matches|
|2nd Round||32||5 NED1 teams that were playing in UEFA Champions, Europa, and Europa Conference Leagues||27 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