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La Rive

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Plantage & the East
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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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london
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Exceptional cooking, impeccable service, wonderful view and up there in top restaurants in Holland. La Rive is located in the Amstel Hotel, a classic hotel on the river Amstel with gorgeous views of the river boats, pleasure craft and oarsmen heading up and down the river. The restaurant is on the lower terrace with awesome views and as the sun... 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 experience about your visit to Restaurant La Rive. We are more than happy to learn that you enjoyed your Tuesday evening dinner and the gorgeous views over the boats passing by in the Amstel River. In addition we are glad to learn that you experienced the both menus as of great... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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223 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

The La Rive is in the very top class of hotel restaurants around the world. The service is outstanding. The menu (there are two “fixed menus” which makes the selection difficult since they both look so good, as well as a la carte), is innovative; and the food, as you might expect, is superb. Excellent wine list. Our table overlooking... 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 experience of your dinner in Restaurant La Rive. We are proud to learn that you experienced the service as outstanding and enjoyed superb food. The wine list of our restaurant is set by one of our sommeliers, who already is working in the restaurant for 25 years and has been collecting... More 

London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Always impressive, La Rive is a real treat and a must for anyone visiting Amsterdam. The service is first rate and there wines were fabulous.

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

Dear guest, First of all we would like to take you that you visited Restaurant La Rive again. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed the food, wines and service this time again. Kind regards, Anita Bos & Ronald Opten General Manager, Restaurant Manager More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

What a wonderful place! We enjoyed the 5 course menu with matching wines overlooking the river. The menu choice was good and the accompanying wines were all perfectly matched. Compliments to the staff on a superb evening. Not cheap, but a great experience.

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Thank GrahamB67
anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, I appreciate the fact that you took your time to write this wonderful review about your dinner in Restaurant La Rive. We are more than proud that you enjoyed the 5 course menu with wine pairing. The unique view of the Amstel river where boats are passing by participate on the atmosphere as well. We will share your... More 

Valby, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant, and the food and view over Amstel are worth the trip/visit... My wife and I, had a great time and we will return again, next time we are back in Amsterdam.!

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for writing this review. We are happy to read that you and your wife savoured the food while enjoying the river view which is a special feature of our restaurant that creates a unique atmosphere. It is a true compliment that you will return when you pay another visit to Amsterdam. Thank you very... More 

Plymouth, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

From the moment we were welcomed to our final good bye's, this culinary experience was a memorable one. The wine pairings by a knowledgable Sommelier along with our delicious perfectly executed dishes was indeed enjoyable. The service was impeccable; the staff attentive. The ambience was comfortable, quiet and elegant. The view of the bank, the boats drifting by added to... 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 the 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. Our desire is to give each guest personal attention to create a unique and... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The atmosphere at La Rive is very posh and chic. We have a nice view of the Amstel river (hence la rive). We see boats passing by and it is quite romantic. The food was very good as well (French food with some asian influences for some of the dishes). If you take the tasting menu, you have the choice... 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 review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to learn that you had a very nice dinner and that you enjoyed the beautiful and relaxing atmosphere of restaurant La Rive. Indeed the sommeliers love to share additional information on the paring wines. We will pass on your compliments to the team. Thank... More 

Port Washington, New York
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

My husband and I dined at Le Rive this summer for my birthday and it was the most amazing dinning experience ever! The service, ambiance, view and cuisine are all unparalleled. The staff was exceptional, the dinning room is quaint and charming and our server had 1 other table therefore we had his full attention the entire evening. When we... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing these wonderful words about your dinner in Restaurant La Rive. It is great to learn that you celebrated your birthday in our restaurant and that we contributed to a truly memorable evening. We will definitely share your lovely compliments with our team and we are looking forward to welcome you again. Kind... More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

La Rive is one of the most romantic, delicious, and special places I've ever been And I've been all over the world. Creative food, exemplary service, and gorgeous setting all equal to an incredible evening If you are in Amsterdam and have an extraordinary event planned (like a proposal) do it here.

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your lovely words about Restaurant La Rive. We are more than happy to read that you experienced La Rive as one of the most romantic and delicious restaurant you have ever been to, which is a true compliment for our team and we will definitely share it with them. We are looking forward... More 

Ontario
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We got seated by the window wich was a treat to see the boats and the swans go by The food was perfect , I loved that every dish had some sort of protein and the flavours where perfectly balance The dessert was also delicious I will give this 2 Michelin stars for sure I must while in Amsterdam

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

Dear guest, We very much appreciate the fact that you are willing to share your experience about your dinner in Restaurant La Rive. It is great to learn that you experienced the perfect food, while you enjoyed the view of the boats passing by. That you rate La Rive with two Michelin stars is a true compliment and we will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$43 - $75
Cuisine
French, International, European
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Valet Parking
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, 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
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

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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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