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La Rive

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Plantage & the East
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Prof. 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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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Many of the Michelin starred restaurants in Amsterdam are in the luxury hotels - including La Rive. We had a last minute booking via Amex - seated outside on a lovely balcony overlooking the Amstel. Service was friendly and non intrusive. Wine list was very extensive and well balanced - plenty to chose from locally and abroad (we had a... More 

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

Dear Guest, First of all, a word of thanks for taking the time to provide us with such a detailed review of your experience at our restaurant. Secondly, we regret that the experience at restaurant La Rive didn’t meet your expectations and that you had mixed feelings about your visit. We shared your review with our Executive Chef of La... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very good view, service and food are professional!!

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your compliments about restaurant La Rive. It is wonderful to hear that you had a great experience with us. Furthermore, we are very happy that both service and food were up to standards and that you really enjoyed the view. We will share your review with our entire team and together with them... More 

London
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I've been here twice over the years, the most recent visit in May this year. Quite simply fantastic food and great for Vegetarians!

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful comment about restaurant La Rive. We are delighted to hear that you had the opportunity to visit us twice, and that you describe the food as simply fantastic. Furthermore, we are very happy with the compliment that we are also great for vegetarians. We take... More 

chester, cheshire
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Have just eaten here. Food and service superb. We wanted to change courses, mix and match, switch between menus. No problem, everyone very open, helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. This is a Michelin 1star restaurant. In the last five months we have eaten in two Michelin 2 star restaurants. The first, Le Manoir au Quat Saisons (Oxfordshire)... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for writing this warm review about our restaurant La Rive. We take great pride in the compliment that you call the food and service superb and are very happy to read that the staff was very helpful during your visit to the restaurant. We also think it’s an honour that you compare us to... More 

Turkey
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231 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Service is perfect. Settings are amazing. Old school, classy establishment. Presentation of the food is top notch, each dish looks like an art object... However, the dinner as a whole didn't meet my expectations. 1. Salad leaves and herbs (the dill, for instance) were rather tasteless. I am not sure if they grew up without sunshine, or they were the... More 

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

Dear Guest, First of all, a word of thanks for taking the time to provide us with such a detailed review of your experience at our restaurant. We appreciate this very much. Secondly, we regret that the quality of the food didn’t meet your expectations and that you had mixed feelings about your visit. We shared your review with our... More 

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have been lucky to go to some great restaurants but this one is going to be very hard to beat. On the canal it has great window seats and a romantic old world atmosphere. For a small group forget the view and book the wine room. We had the choice of two taster menus where each course was a... More 

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Thank Nano0k
anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a warm review about the restaurant La Rive. We are very pleased to read that you call our restaurant very hard to beat. This compliment instantly put a smile on our face. We are also very glad that you adored the Amstel... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

La Rive, beautifully situated on the Amstel River, is a wonderful treat for all of the senses. The food, done in a choice of tasting menus, is impeccably presented and delicious. The service is top notch (done in the European method of slowly so as to enjoy each lovely course) . The wine list is extensive with ample choice for... More 

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

Dear Guest, Primarily, a word of thanks for the warm review that you wrote about our restaurant La Rive. It's a true honour that you call our restaurant 'a treat for all of the senses'. We are also very glad that you adored the presentation of the food and we take great pride in the compliment that you call our... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This restaurant is the best I've ever tried. First of all the beautiful hotel with it's historical touches. I felt like a king walking up the stairs to the entrance. I was greeted by everybody and guided to the restaurant. From entering all the way to the end I was served perfectly. All dishes were awesome and super tasteful. Together... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write one of the nicest compliments we’ve ever received about our Restaurant La Rive. We are very delighted to hear that you think we are the best restaurant you have ever tried and we take great pride in this compliment. Concerning the service, we are trying to strive for... More 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Started out with drinks canal-side on a beautiful evening then went inside for dinner. The staff at this restaurant executed everything to perfection... I am quite picky but I can think of nothing that could have been done better.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful compliment about the restaurant La Rive. We are trying to strive for perfection when it comes down to the service and are glad that our staff lived up to all of your expectations and that you can’t think of a restaurant that could have done... More 

McLean, Virginia
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Had a group dinner for 40 plus people. The cuisine was innovative, service impeccable and pleasantly leisurely. Very positive experience for what could have been a very "institutional" affair.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write all these lovely compliments about the restaurant La Rive. We are trying to strive for perfection when it comes down to the service and are glad that our staff lived up to all of your expectations. Our executive Chef Rogér Rassin will be also very pleased to read... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$45 - $78
Cuisine
French, International, European, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prof. 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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