|No. of teams||8|
|Most recent champion(s)||Neptunus (13th title)|
The Honkbal Hoofdklasse (Dutch for Major League Baseball) is the highest level of professional baseball in the Netherlands. It is an eight-team league that plays a 42-game schedule and is overseen by the Royal Netherlands Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB). Games are played principally on weekends. The season runs from April to September and is followed by the playoffs among the four best teams, which culminates in the Holland Series. Both of the playoff rounds are best-of-five. The league follows a promotion and relegation system with the Honkbal Overgangsklasse so that the composition of the top level may change from year to year. Many of the official team nicknames contain the name of the club's corporate sponsor.
The two best teams participate in the European Cup.
- This team competes in the 2012 Honkbal Hoofdklasse.
The 2013 Honkbal Hoofdklasse season is set to begin on April 11, 2013. This year will see Mampaey The Hawks from Dordrecht competing in the Hoofdklasse for the first time. Sparta/Feyenoord, the relegated team from last year's season, was declared bankrupt by the Rotterdam court on November 22, 2012, and will not compete in the Overgangsklasse. Corendon Kinheim, last years champion, will try and prolong their title.
- Honkbal Rookie League
- Baseball in the Netherlands
- Baseball awards#Netherlands
- Baseball awards#Europe
- de Nederlandse honkbalsite (Dutch)
- KNBSB (Royal Netherlands Baseball and Softball Federation) (Dutch)
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- Rodney Daal Signs Pro Contract with San Diego Padres Organization. August 24, 2010. Mister Baseball: All about Baseball & Softball in Europe