16 July 1990|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Current club||HC 's-Hertogenbosch|
Welten was part of the Dutch national team in the youth and is seen as one of the most promising talents in the world. National coach Marc Lammers selected her for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, which was her first larger international tournament in which she participated.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she won an Olympic gold medal with the Dutch national team beating China in the final 2–0. She won a second gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. At the 2016 Olympics, she was part of the Dutch team that won silver.
At the 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup in London, she won the gold medal with the Dutch team beating Ireland in the final 6–0 where she scored one of the goals. She was named player of the tournament.
- "Athlete biography: Lidewij Welten". Beijing2008.cn. Archived from the original on 1 September 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2008.
- "Lidewij Welten Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2020-03-07.
- "Hockey Women's World Cup 2018: Team Details Germany". FIH. p. 6.
- "Award winners: Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup London 2018". FIH. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.