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Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020-520-3264
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Ranked #49 of 2,434 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: Binnenstad
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 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
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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 

London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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 

Levallois-Perret, France
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

it was a very pleasant diner.The dining room is quite old fashion but the view on the canal is great. The food is excellent with a perfect mix between French food and Dutch food. The service is great and really efficient. Finally, except for the glass of pink champagne invoiced 28 euros each, it is a good value restaurant for... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your nice review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the excellent food in our restaurant and that you received great service from our team. As well that you feel that the price-quality ratio is good. We took notes about your comment regarding the old fashioned interior and would like to... More 

Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

What a restaurant. Excellent service from the beginning to the end. The food was amazing. The location and the view were outstanding. We will come back.

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your good experience with us. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the fine cuisine prepared by the passionate cooks of La Rive’s kitchen under the leadership of chef Rogér Rassin and his sous chefs. As well that you received excellent service from our serving staff. The outstanding view over the... More 

Lakewood, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was my first time at this marvelous restaurant. We had been to other top rated restaurants and often come away feeling that hotel dining facilities often do not come up to expectations. In this case, I can only think of two or three other restaurants in the world that are on the same level as La Rive. This would... More 

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

Dear guest, First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. To learn that you, as a first time guest, were amazed makes us more than proud. It brings us even more joy that you rate our restaurant as one of the best worldwide. We aim to deliver a high quality experience... More 

Fort Pierce, Florida
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308 reviews 308 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have reviewed La Rive several times in the past and have been there three or four times since my last review, so it's time get up to date. First, there is nothing I would change, except enforcement of a dress code that would reflect the excellence of the restaurant. More on this later. The menu is smaller and the... 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 most recent experience in restaurant La Rive with us. First of all, we would like to thank you for the beautiful words of praise which makes us more than proud. Some small changes have occurred over time indeed, but we aim to provide constant quality... More 

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Additional Information about La Rive

Address: Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020-520-3264
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Binnenstad
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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