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La Rive

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Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 520 3264
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food with a perfect view

Enjoyed 4 hours great cuisine at a table only a few meters from the river. Among the 6 dishes were a.o. perfectly steamed fresh white asparagus. Nice atmosphere and service. After the lovely Ruinart Brut Champagne, we had the wine pairings with each dish. The first wine, a Bernkasteler Graben... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
clausglogg
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Bangkok, Thailand
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  • Romantic
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English first
Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed 4 hours great cuisine at a table only a few meters from the river. Among the 6 dishes were a.o. perfectly steamed fresh white asparagus. Nice atmosphere and service. After the lovely Ruinart Brut Champagne, we had the wine pairings with each dish. The first wine, a Bernkasteler Graben Spaetlese 1994 was so good that we continued that for... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I have never eaten anything as tasty as the food in that restaurant. WOnderful place, great atmosphere and amazing view on the river.

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your praising words about your dinner in restaurant La Rive. We are honoured to read that you never had such tasty dinner before. How wonderful that you experienced the culinary delights of La Rive’s French cuisine by our passionate cooks and the extraordinary service of our serving staff. We will pass on your... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had our first anniversary meal coincidently on Kingsday at La Rive and had possibly the best eating experiance we've ever had. The food was absolutly delightful in terms of flavour, everything rich and super tasty with beautifully intricate and flawless detail. My wife and I had a different set menu of which there are only two but both excellent... More 

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Dear Steven and Carly, Thank you very much for sharing your ‘best you ever had’ experience with us. We would like to thank you for the beautiful words of praise about the food and service which makes us more than proud. Our desire is to give each guest personal attention to create a unique and memorable atmosphere. We are glad... More 

San Rafael, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

La Rive is located in the Intercontinental Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam. Your table looks right out onto the water, and you with an early dinner, you can watch the sun lower, set, and see the night lights come on during your five or six course meal. You can choose from the very flexible, (substitutions allowed) Menu La Rive Gauche or... More 

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Dear guest, We very much appreciate the fact that you took time to share your experiences with us. Your enthusiasm fills us with joy and we are glad that you had a perfect dinner at restaurant La Rive. Your praising words about the river view, service, food and the wine selection makes us more than proud and we will definitely... More 

Signal Mountain
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had a magnifique dinner at La Rive enjoying Poissons & La Rive Gauche tasting menus and the wine experience offer. We enjoyed the asparagus with lobster and the incredible taste of each surprising plate. The maître d'hôtel, waiters and bar tender do a fantastic professional work. A great experience to repeat next time we travel in the Netherlands. The... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your compliments to La Rive restaurant. It is a pleasure to hear that you had a magnificent dinner and that you enjoyed the asparagus with lobster and wine experience. We are also honoured to read that our staff did a fantastic job; we will definitely pass your compliments... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We dined here while staying at the InterContinental. We selected the tasting menu including wine and this worked out well. It was a beautiful evening and we had a table at the window overlooking the Amstel so we could watch life on the river going past (how more people don't drown I don't know!). The food was exquisite, the wine... More 

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Dear guest, We very much appreciate the fact that you took time to share your experiences with us. Your enthusiasm fills us with joy and we are glad that you had an amazing dinner at restaurant La Rive. Indeed, the restaurant offers a beautiful view over the Amstel river where you can enjoy the parade of yachts, water taxis, row-boats... More 

Palo Alto, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was our second visit to La Rive, the first one was 6 years ago when we had an amazing experience that we talk about all the time. So we were hoping we wont be let down, and we weren't! La Rive makes sure you are treated like royalty right from the time you get off your car. The staff... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor. It is a pleasure to learn that you returned to La Rive after 6 years and that you are treated like a royalty again. Our desire is to give each guest personal attention to create a unique and memorable atmosphere. The serving team, under the leadership of Ronald... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is one of those meals that I will remember not only for the incredible food but also for the attentive service. The restaurant itself was relatively quiet but there was a fashion awards dinner taking place in the main venues of the hotel. It did not detract from the service given..we were treated like royalty. The food was so... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful dining experience with us. We are glad to read that you had an unforgettable dinner and that you felt like a royalty. Also, that you loved the elegant prepared food and the service from our staff. Our passionate cooks of La Rive’s kitchen and our restaurant team are doing their... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

La Rive is currently only 66th here at TA, which is ridiculous. In Dutch magazine Lekker it is the number 9 of the whole country and best in Amsterdam, as it should be. It's pricey but you get what you pay for and more. Wonderful ambiance. I like it that tables are far apart and big. We arrived early, could... More 

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your dinner in restaurant La Rive. We are pleased to read that you had the best dine experience of your life and that you enjoyed the comfortable ambiance of the restaurant. We aim to deliver a high quality service and to exceed guest... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

The food were innovative, modern French with good use of local produce. The cooking was outstanding and some of the dishes were out of this world. I couldn't really handle champagne and six glasses of paired wine so the sommelier kindly offered to do half wine pairing with three glasses and a glass of sweet Auslese to finish. Wife was... More 

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, We very much appreciate the fact that you took time to share your experiences with us. Your enthusiasm fills us with joy and we are glad that you had an amazing experience at restaurant La Rive. I am glad to read that you enjoyed the half wine pairing. Our sommelier is very passionate about wines and enjoys sharing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Binnenstad
  • Neighborhood: Binnenstad
  • Phone Number: +31 20 520 3264

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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