For its first three seasons, the Eredivisie consisted of six teams playing each other four times a season, twice at home and twice away. The format was changed to a triple round-robin format for the 2010/11 season, when the league was increased to eight teams.
There was no relegation from the Eredivisie, although a relegation/promotion system was planned in the long run. The formerly first league Hoofdklasse basically is the highest amateur women's league.
Since 2007 every year the Golden shoe (Dutch: Gouden schoen) is awarded to the best player of the Women Eredivisie. The "Vrouw & Voetbal" magazin started this competition in 2007. The winner receives a golden shoe award. In the season 2009/10 the organisation and election was taken over by "Vrouwenoetbal Nederland" They added an award for the best Keeper and in the season 2010/11 an award for the best talented player was added.