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Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020-520-3264
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Ranked #37 of 2,401 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
Senior Contributor
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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
Top Contributor
307 reviews 307 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We have been in La Rive restaurant twice, once just two of us having dinner last year and 2nd time we had dinner with our new friend who has been travelling all over the world and visited us in Amsterdam just for 1 day. We decided to take him there and everyone was very happy - it actually exceeded 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 beautiful review. It makes us so proud to hear that your expectations have been exceeded and that you really enjoyed the culinary delights, melting in your mouth away. Also, that our staff and the relaxing atmosphere contributed to a most memorable dinner. Please let me know when you are planning on visiting... More

Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We dined at La Rive while staying at the Intercontinental Amstel Hotel, where it is located overlooking the Amstel river. We had a lovely window table, perfect for a sunny September evening. The style of service in the restaurant is quite formal, in keeping with 'traditional' Michelin-starred establishments, and the décor is also quite hotel-ish. The same room is used... 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 compliments and comments. It is a pleasure to hear that your table have met your preferences and that you feel received warm professional service, especially from our charming sommelier. It is something our staff takes great pride in and I will pass on your compliments. We took... More

Melbourne, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The sensational terrace of La Rive, in the beautiful InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, is a joy in itself, but you must experience lunch or dinner when in Amsterdam! The food is excellent and the service is exactly what you would expect, superb!

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for the nice compliment. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the stunning terrace of restaurant La Rive but even more enjoyed the cuisine of our restaurant. Also, that our staff was of good service and to your expectations. Thank you and we all are looking forward to welcome you again in restaurant... More

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

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