market town in the Netherlands

Lichtenvoorde (Achterhooks: Lechtenvoorde) is a town and former municipality in the province of Gelderland, the Netherlands. About 12,900 people were living there in 2020. It lies in the Achterhoek region.

Coat of arms

Lichtenvoorde used to be a municipality. On 1 January 2005, it joined the municipality of Groenlo. Last one was renamed Oost Gelre on 20 May 2006, of which Lichtenvoorde is the seat.

Zwarte Cross, which is a motorcross, music and theatre festival, is held in Lichtenvoorde every year.