The 28-year-old impressed European captain Paul McGinley earlier on in the season, but dipped in the last few months to finish 10th on the European points list.
"It's very special to be here in Holland and defending your own tournament," said Luiten, who beat Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez in a playoff last year.
"I came back here after last year to do a little bit for TV which was very emotional so it was good to get that out of the way for this week and hopefully I can show the people again what I did last year.
"I think it's going to be very difficult for me because the expectations of all the people are so high. It's difficult but that's what you have to deal with."
Thomas Bjorn is the only member of Europe's Ryder Cup side who is competing in the Dutch tournament.