close to Limburg
Teams: Athletic Club, FC Utrecht & VVV-Venlo
First of all we should 'open up' the league format between professional and amateur football I think, that's the case in any country but the Netherlands (and Scotland, but they've got four (semi-)professional leagues).
As for the amateurs
As what's the current state, after the 2015/2016 season it's compulsory the Topklasse champions promotes to Jupiler League, no matter what. But then we arrive where it's all about, compulsory for teams participating in Eredivisie or Jupiler League is:
- having 16 professional players with a contract
- to meet all the accommodation rules ('enough' light for live TV-coverage, seperated away stand, huge main stand (at least I thought 1500 seats) etc. etc.)
- to drop the demand of playing your home matches on the same day as you're used to
Achilles doesn't meet two out of three here, but if they want to start the 2015/2016 season in Jupiler League as well, they've got to meet all those rules, which they can't as it will make them going bankrupt.
Only way for KNVB and VVCS is to drop these rules and make it likeable for clubs to go up.
On the other hand, the Saturday/Sunday seperation should be stopped and regionalized, like Slag pointed out.
Saturday teams like IJsselmeervogels, Spakenburg, Quick Boys etc. have to accept they can't play always on Saturday and even have to play sometimes on Sunday, albeit away. They have to drop these religious motives, or accept they'll never play higher than for example Hoofdklasse.
As for the reserve-teams
I'd say, just look the the German and Spanish example and you're there. If you ask me, they shouldn't be integrated at all...
Anyone but FOX agrees it's competitievervalsing (heeelp) like it is now. So there first of all should be a seperated list of 1st and 2nd team players with three or so players who can play for both sides. Secondly they shouldn't play in big stadiums, but like in Germany and Spain in small stadiums.
Also, I think you should either enter them all, or leave them all out. But then, where do you start? In Germany and Spain all clubs who want it have a reserve side playing in the normal league pyramid. From the highest to lowest level.
In the Netherlands now there are three in the league pyramid while the rest is outside in its own competition. Best would to let them all enter at the 10th level, but that's no option I fear...
Only solution for me; leave them out and let Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord loan their players to Almere, Eindhoven and Excelsior or whoever else they want.