The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has opted to leave out regulars such as Rafael van der Vaart, Nigel de Jong, Ibrahim Afellay and Gregory van der Wiel.
"They have not played much and are busy with transfers. You have to be fit in order to perform well and these guys have not played enough. The door is still open for them, though," explained Van Gaal at a press conference.
Feyenoord defender Daryl Janmaat received an invitation for the national side for the first time, while Jordy Clasie and Bas Dost are both in line to make their debut for Oranje as well.
Holland will also have to deal with Romania, Estonia and Andorra in Group D of the 2014 World Cup qualification campaign.
|Bruno Martins Indi||Feyenoord|
|Ricardo van Rhijn||Ajax|
|Ron Vlaar||Aston Villa|
|Urby Emanuelson||AC Milan|
|Robin van Persie||Manchester United|
|Arjen Robben||Bayern Munich|