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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, Reservations

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  • 191
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    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
Superb in Every Way

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
ladiesonthelam
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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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 

Maarn, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

85,10, 48 and 45 .... a perfect combination of all ages to have an excellent culinary adventure in La Rive. We celebrated life on the longest day of the year together. What a warm atmosphere and what a hospitality. We felt home and enjoyed all your culinary excitements......we loved the wine stories and discovered new wine areas. Thank you all!... 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 an excellent culinary adventure and that you enjoyed the atmosphere and hospitality. We aim to deliver a high quality service and to exceed guest expectations. We are glad that... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

For many years one of my favourites. Great hospitality. This time only three small remarks: 1. it took over 15 minutes after we entered the restaurant to bring us the table water and some bread; 2. the second bottle of wine was from a different year (something to inform the guest about before serving the first bottle); 3. Sidedishes to... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking your time to write a review about your last La Rive experience. We are honoured to read that restaurant La Rive is one of your favourites. We appreciate your feedback and it has our full attention. Thank you once again for recommending and we are looking forward to welcome you again for... More 

San Diego, California
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had great food in all price ranges in Amsterdam and this was the one on the pricey side but it was definitely worth it. Had a lovely water front table and excellent service from the staff. We decided to do the La Rive Droite and La Rive Gauche so that we could try all options and it did not... More 

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

Dear guest, We greatly appreciate the fact that you took the time to write such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you found the food to be fabulous along with the wine pairing. It is something our team members take great pride in. If you are still interested in the wine list, please contact us... More 

Jupiter, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have dined in several Michelin Starred restaurants and this is among the best. We enjoyed the "Chef's Table" experience right in the middle of the kitchen. The service was everything you would want and expect. Professional, relaxed and at the same time not to familiar. Our sommelier was fun, entertaining, and knowledgable. The chef was gracious with his time,... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your amazing experience at the Chef’s Table with us. We are beyond happy to hear that you find La Rive one of the best Michelin Starred restaurants. Also, that you found the service from the sommelier and chef to be everything you would want. We all take great pride in what we... More 

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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A place with very nice view and excellent food. Go for the tasting menu so you can try everything. Yes the price is on the high side but well worth it.

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your great experience with us. You enthusiasm about the view and excellent food make us very proud and we will definitely share your compliments with our team. Thank you once again and we are looking forward to welcome you again in restaurant La Rive. Sincerely, Anita Bos & Ronald Opten General Manager,... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

La Rive, the restaurant inside the Amstel was a wonderful reprieve from the numerous bistros and other restaurants in town. Sitting on the Terrace and having our mimosas overlooking the Amstel River, was both relaxing and energising at the same time. With a 5* service and a wine list to boot, the meal was interesting (in a very good way)... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for writing this wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the beautiful view over the Amstel River and that you rate the service as five stars. How great that you loved the sauces of the dishes. The delights of our executive chef Rogér Rassin and his team are prepared with lots... More 

Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very good restaurant with good scenic view and excellent service. The food is delicate and awesome. It can be approached very easily for people with self-trip since it is close to the MRT station.

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Dear guest, I appreciate the fact that you took time to share your wonderful experiences with us. I am glad to learn that you enjoyed the delicate food and the scenic view. As restaurant La Rive is located at river level, you can enjoy the constant parade of boats and sloops passing by. And indeed, the restaurant is located only... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

From the aperitif on the terrace to the final nibble of cheese and drop of port, La Rive did not disappoint. I had La Poisson menu which was a dream for those of us who are not big meat eaters. My partner whose birthday we were celebrating is still raving re the Wagyu. I can not commend the wine pairing... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review about your La Rive experience. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the La Rive Droite menu in combination with the wine pairing. Also, that you received great service from our (humorous) staff. They take great pride in what they do and we will definitely share your praising words... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

From our arrival in the hotel foyer, we were looked after in true 5* fashion. We wanted a pre-dinner drink on the terrace before the meal but were worried we would be late for our booking. We were assured it was no problem, that they would let the restaurant know we had arrived and would be there when we were... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking your time to write about your La Rive experience. We are very pleased to read that you have had a great evening and that you experienced great service throughout the evening. It’s something our staff takes great pride in, we will pass your compliments on to them. We will definitely discuss your... More 

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Additional Information about La Rive

Address: Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 520 3264
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Plantage & the East
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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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