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La Rive

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Binnenstad
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Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-520-3264
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 164
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Most recent review
Classic and sophisticated

We had the pleasure of having dinner at LA Rive during a recent visit to Amsterdam. La Rive is a well known, one Michelin star French restaurant with a river front location inside the Inercontinental Hotel. The reservation process was very easy and when we arrived we were greeted by a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
TampaDocFoodie
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Tampa, Fl
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tampa, Fl
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had the pleasure of having dinner at LA Rive during a recent visit to Amsterdam. La Rive is a well known, one Michelin star French restaurant with a river front location inside the Inercontinental Hotel. The reservation process was very easy and when we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly staff. The restaurant has a very romantic... 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. We aim to deliver a high quality service and to exceed guest’s expectations. We are glad that we succeeded. I am pleased to read that our restaurant has a romantic ambience and you mention the great view over the river. The river view is... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

An amazing place for a classical sophisticated night out! The staff is very well trained which is exceptional for the Dutch service! Food was very well presented, amazing tasting combinations and wine paring is a must if you come here anyway! Echt een aanrader! Super goede ervaring gehad!

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. Your enthusiasm about your dinner in restaurant La Rive fills us with joy. It makes us really proud that you speak so highly about our staff and we will definitely share your compliments with them. Thank you very much for your recommendation and we hope we may soon welcome you... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Birthday celebration from a good friend; excellent food, great wine pairing and top-notch service as you would expect it. Add to this the great ambiance of one of Amsterdam's best hotels and you got all the ingredients for a memorable evening.

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experiences with us. We are glad to learn that the birthday celebration of your good friend was a great success and a memorable experience. Your enthusiasm about the food, wine pairing and service makes us very proud and we will definitely share your compliments with our team. Next time you have... More 

Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Recently we had our Swiss family visiting us. We wanted to spoil them and booked a table at La Rive restaurant. By researching the internet we found out you could apply for a Chef's table. So we did and got rewarded. It was absolute a lifetime experience. The table was set with implicable table linnen , flower arrangement, candles, everything... More 

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Dear guest, We very much appreciate the fact that you took time to share your Chef’s Table experience with us. It is a pleasure to learn that you and your Swiss family enjoyed your dinner with us and that you speak so well about the restaurant. Your great enthusiasm about the outstanding food makes us proud. Our kitchen team prepares... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Amazing place! The dinner was amazing. One of the best restaurants I have ever been. The service was also great, they explain each dish and wine perfectly

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your review on your dinner in restaurant La Rive. It is a great pleasure to read that you had an amazing dine experience at La Rive and it makes us even more proud that you received good service by the team. We will definitely share your comment with them. That you rate our... More 

Surrey, England
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Celebrated my wedding anniversary with my husband here last night. My husbands' first visit and my second. Good to see some of the same staff as before but also new members who were every bit as helpful and friendly. Beautiful table overlooking The Amstel and the tasting menus were both tempting and very tasty. We also went with the wine... More 

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

Dear guest, First of all, congratulations with your wedding anniversary. It makes us very proud that you choose to celebrate this special occasion with us and that you had a wonderful culinary experience with tasty menus and wine. We are also glad that you received helpful and friendly service by our staff and that you had a beautiful table with... More 

New Jersey
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The buffet seemed to have a lot of choices but I opted to go light and just had french toast which was made to perfection. The cost was quite reasonable for this property.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your nice words on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your light breakfast in La Rive and that you feel that it has many choices. Once again thank you and we hope we may welcome you soon in Amsterdam. Sincerely, Anita Bos & Ronald Opten General Manager, Restaurant Manager More 

San Francisco, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I loved our recent dinner at this beautiful Michelin star restaurant. The dining room is old world style with a lovely view of the Amstel canal. We watched river boats and sculls pass by. The staff was excellent and not stuffy and the sommelier made an excellent wine recommendation. We had the 6 course meal which was... More 

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

Dear guest, First of all, thank you for sharing your romantic experience with us. It is a pleasure to learn that you and your husband loved your dinner and the overall atmosphere of restaurant La Rive. The lovely view over the Amstel river creates a special ambiance and fits perfectly in the setting of a romantic dinner. We took notes... More 

Dobbs Ferry, New York
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were lucky and smart enough to have reserved for Saturday night dinner well in advance of our stay in Amsterdam and were amply rewarded by food as beautiful to look at as it was delicious to eat. We both opted for a six-course tasting menu and appreciated the ability to pick and choose selections from the two menus. It... More 

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

Dear guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a warm review about restaurant La Rive. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed the six courses tasting menu with a delicious selection of food from the menus. This compliment instantly puts a smile on our faces. The fact that you received excellent... More 

Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was our second visit to La Rive so our expectations were high and they were met, except that they didn't offer a French must menu item: foie gras. On our last trip to Amsterdam we dined at 4 Michelin star restaurant and had foie gras and this place was the best! We opted for 6 course set menu as... More 

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

Dear guest, First of all, thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your second visit at La Rive, it is very much appreciated by us. It is a pleasure to read that the six course menu was presented beautifully and that you rate your dine experience at our restaurant with a Michelin star. We... 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: 020-520-3264

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?