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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 231
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  • 43
    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
Awesome, unique

Duck is not greasy, octopus is the best I have had and all the sauce are to die for. And then they have amuse dessert!!!! Who has that. Any one in Amsterdam should pay a visit. You won't regret!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
2012she
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Duck is not greasy, octopus is the best I have had and all the sauce are to die for. And then they have amuse dessert!!!! Who has that. Any one in Amsterdam should pay a visit. You won't regret!

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful Restaurant La Rive experience with us. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed our culinary delights, carefully prepared by Chef Rogér Rassin and his team. With great passion they create innovative flavours and it is great that you enjoyed it to the fullest, especially the amuse dessert. Thank you... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was amazing. I love every minute of it. From the moment we walked in we were welcomed with a smile and were taken to out table. Ambient and decor are nice, you feel at home. Food was great, we ordered the tasting menu and we liked it a lot, all the dishes were very tasty and the presentation... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful words. We appreciate your kindness very much and we are very happy to learn that you had an amazing evening with us. Your compliments are shared with the team. Thank you once again and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Anita Bos & Ronald Opten General manager, restaurant manager More 

Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here on Christmas evening with our 2 kids of 9 and 11. Normally we would not take our kids to a place like this but we had a fantastic evening and the staff was great for us and the kids. Our dinner was one of the best meals we have had in a long time and every... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your Christmas experience with us on TripAdvisor. It is with absolute joy to learn that you and your family had such a great evening with us. Your compliments are shared with the entire team. Thank you once again and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Anita Bos & Ronald Opten General Manager,... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

When we like to pamper ourselves in Amsterdam, Michelin star Restaurant La Rive (in the 5 star deluxe hotel InterContinental Amstel) is one of our addresses.It offers a great view on the Amstel River, has a great cuisine and fantastic service. It is decorated in a traditional style (absolutely in line with the style of the Amstel Hotel), offers delicious... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. Your compliments regarding the view, the cuisine and the service are very much appreciated and it was a joy to share them with the team. Thank you once again for your kind words and we look forward to welcome you back in 2016. We wish you all the best for... More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited for our first wedding anniversary and when I reserved the table I asked to be seated at a table with river views which they accommodated. They seemed to make a fuss of us and congratulated us on our anniversary which was a very nice personal touch. From the moment we walked in to the moment... 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 share your experience with us on TripAdvisor and congratulations with your first wedding anniversary. It makes us very happy to learn that you had such a lovely evening with us and that the vegetarian menu was well appreciated. Your kind words about the impeccable service fill us with pride... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

I was actually in the Bar/Brasserie rather than the La Rive Restaurant, which unfortunately wasn't open for lunch. Which is the reason I didn't give the full points. Note that this is part of the Intercontinental Amstel, which is one of best hotels in town. Food was excellent, good choice of dishes, flawless service and overall very pleasant atmosphere. Also... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for reviewing our Brasserie. It is great to read that you had such a lovely lunch with us and that everything was to your liking. Your compliments are shared with the entire team. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcome you back soon in Amsterdam, perhaps for a lovely dinner in... More 

Bramley, Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Wow, that's about it. Staff make you feel as if it's just you having dinner. I can not fault the food it was amazing. I recommend Wagyu unbelievable. If in Amsterdam dine here !

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your praising words. It is a pleasure to learn that you had such a lovely evening with us in Amsterdam. Your kind review is shared with the team and it fills us all with joy to read that the service and food was to your liking. Thank you once again for sharing your experience on... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The service and the surroundings was flawless! It started when we got out of the taxi until we left. Everything was professional but yet personal. The food was very good looking, but the first 3 courses could have been more tasty, they were nice, but not exceptional. The chuck roll was one of the best I have had, and 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 with us. It is a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your evening in Amsterdam and that the service was to your liking. Your praising words about the professionalism and the wine pairing are very much appreciated. Thank you once again for your compliments and valuable feedback. We look forward... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Restaurant is located in a nice setting by the river. You can see the boats go by as you eat your meal. We had a nice table in the center. The decor is very elegant. The service was very professional. The waiters knew their stuff well and provided us detailed information on each of the 4 courses we ordered. My... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for this wonderful review. It is an absolute pleasure to learn that you had an enjoyable evening with us at restaurant La Rive. Your kind words about the service and elegance fill us with joy and we are more than happy to share the compliments with the team. Thank you once again for taking... More 

Philadelphia
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The staff is warm and beyond competent. The food and the room gorgeous. We loved everything about this restaurant. They even cut up my hare as my broken arm made cutting food rather a chore. The wine list is excellent and we thought excellent value for money. Grand Cru burgundy, excellent producer, reasonable year, 198 €.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. It is a true pleasure to read that you had such an enjoyable evening with us at restaurant La Rive. We are always in quest of the best products for our guest and it is with great pleasure to learn that we succeeded. Your compliments are... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
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?

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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