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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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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 200
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
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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
Amazing

The 6 course meal here is perfect. Every course is absolutely delicious with the perfect amount of complexity. The service was exceptional, they have 8 very attentive wait staff to the 11 tables.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Sam W
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London, England, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The 6 course meal here is perfect. Every course is absolutely delicious with the perfect amount of complexity. The service was exceptional, they have 8 very attentive wait staff to the 11 tables.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your La Rive experience on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased that you found your six course meal perfect and delicious, and that you received exceptional service. Our team take great pride in what they do and we will surely share your compliments with them. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming... More 

Corpus Christi, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The atmosphere was perfect. We went for menu Gauche which was a 6 course menu were we also chose for the wagyu beef ( very good). The sommelier provided us with wines that best suited our menu. The service was outstanding. All in all, a splendid evening

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

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your La Rive experience on TripAdvisor. It makes us proud to read that you had a splendid evening with a perfect atmosphere. We are pleased to learn that you found the food to be very good along with the wine pairing. It is something our team members take great pride in, and we will... More 

Lelystad, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a great night, It was Amazing ! from the beginning to the end , perfect. good service , nice wine. A perfect evening , enjoyed delicious ! Thanks to Emiel Kwekkeboom and his team!

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

Dear guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of your dining experience at La Rive. We are very happy that you had an amazing night, and enjoyed good service, nice wine, and delicious food. Your compliments about Emiel Kwekkeboom and the team make us very proud. They truly take pride in what they do and we will surely share your... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had a great evening with my husband with beautiful views. The food was amazing. We ate so so much I started to dread the next course. Although I can eat a lot there was just too much, however it was so good -greed kept us going. I would recommend it to any foodie because it is an experience worth having.... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your La Rive experience with us. We are pleased to learn that you had a great evening and found the food amazing. Thank you for recommending La Rive and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Anita Bos & Ronald Opten General Manager, Restaurant Manager More 

Weston, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great little restaurant at the Intercontinental in Amsterdam. We first sat on the patio overlooking the river and was a nice place to view the sunset and the boats travelling up and down the river. There is a spacial dinner service that a boat takes you form restaurant to restaurant and at each you have a course of food. We... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience. We are glad you found the service to be incredible and the five course meal great. Our team take great pride in what they do and we will definitely share your praising words with them. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming... More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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187 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were able to celebrate our 45th anniversary with a very special meal and a wonderful view of the Amstel River as a bonus. We really liked their flexibility with their tasting menu since my wife has a smaller appetite than me. She was able to get two larger courses while I had the full tasting menu of 6 courses.... More 

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

Dear guest, How wonderful it is to read that you had the best anniversary ever in La Rive! Congratulations on your anniversary. We are honoured to learn that you enjoyed your special meal as well as the view of the Amstel River. Our desire is to give each guest personal attention to create a unique experience. The delights of our... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Located in the luxurious Intercontinental Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam, La Rive certainly deserves its Michelin star. It offers diners two superb menus, each of which can be sampled a la carte, or via five or course course prix fixe combinations, with or without associated wine pairings. Further offerings include multi-course meals that are vegetarian or, alternatively, focused on fish. The... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your La Rive experience on TripAdvisor. Your praising words about the menus are very much appreciated. The delights of our executive chef Rogér Rassin and his team are prepared with lots of passion and the accompanying wines are carefully selected by our sommeliers. We are honored to read that our staff was superb and... More 

San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went for dinner to La Rive to celebrate my Dad's birthday. I got the 5 course vegetarian menu -- it was absolutely fantastic. Every bite was a burst of flavor. The staff was extremely professional and accommodating. 10/10 for service, food, and presentation. Beautiful setting as well. The best dining experience of my life so far. Totally worth it and... More 

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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 very happy to learn that you had a fantastic dinner and that every bite was a burst of flavour. We are also pleased that you found the staff to be professional and accommodating. They take... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The restaurant itself is beautiful. We booked a dinner on a Monday night as a birthday celebration and a finale meal for our trip. We went for the 6-course taster menu without the wine pairing - we decided to order out own wines instead. In addition to the food listed on the taster menu, there were some complementary dishes -... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on your special celebration at Restaurant La Rive. We are beyond pleased to hear that you found the food to be like art and had a brilliant dining experience. We are also very happy that Michael was fantastic, and we will surely share your compliments with... More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I don't even know where to start. First, the restaurant itself is exquisite, just absolutely beautiful. When you walk in, you automatically feel like a "grown up". It was a Sunday evening, and during the winter (again I am posting reviews WAAAAAYYYY late, but life happens) therefore it wasn't very crowded. In fact, just myself and another table (both parties... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your last winter La Rive dining experience with us. We are honoured to read that you enjoyed your dinner as well as the atmosphere of the restaurant. Our desire is to give each guest personal attention to create a unique and memorable atmosphere. The serving team, under the leadership of Ronald Opten,... 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>  > Plantage & the East
  • Neighborhood: Plantage & the East
  • 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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Staying in Plantage & the East

Neighborhood Profile
Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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