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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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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

A place with very nice view and excellent food. Go for the tasting menu so you can try everything. Yes the price is on the high side but well worth it.

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Thank Mohsind11
anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your great experience with us. You enthusiasm about the view and excellent food make us very proud and we will definitely share your compliments with our team. Thank you once again and we are looking forward to welcome you again in restaurant La Rive. Sincerely, Anita Bos & Ronald Opten General Manager,... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2015

La Rive, the restaurant inside the Amstel was a wonderful reprieve from the numerous bistros and other restaurants in town. Sitting on the Terrace and having our mimosas overlooking the Amstel River, was both relaxing and energising at the same time. With a 5* service and a wine list to boot, the meal was interesting (in a very good way)... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for writing this wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the beautiful view over the Amstel River and that you rate the service as five stars. How great that you loved the sauces of the dishes. The delights of our executive chef Rogér Rassin and his team are prepared with lots... More 

Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very good restaurant with good scenic view and excellent service. The food is delicate and awesome. It can be approached very easily for people with self-trip since it is close to the MRT station.

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

Dear guest, I appreciate the fact that you took time to share your wonderful experiences with us. I am glad to learn that you enjoyed the delicate food and the scenic view. As restaurant La Rive is located at river level, you can enjoy the constant parade of boats and sloops passing by. And indeed, the restaurant is located only... More 

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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

From the aperitif on the terrace to the final nibble of cheese and drop of port, La Rive did not disappoint. I had La Poisson menu which was a dream for those of us who are not big meat eaters. My partner whose birthday we were celebrating is still raving re the Wagyu. I can not commend the wine pairing... More 

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Thank NickyGorman2013
anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review about your La Rive experience. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the La Rive Droite menu in combination with the wine pairing. Also, that you received great service from our (humorous) staff. They take great pride in what they do and we will definitely share your praising words... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2015

From our arrival in the hotel foyer, we were looked after in true 5* fashion. We wanted a pre-dinner drink on the terrace before the meal but were worried we would be late for our booking. We were assured it was no problem, that they would let the restaurant know we had arrived and would be there when we were... More 

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Thank 550LaLa
anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking your time to write about your La Rive experience. We are very pleased to read that you have had a great evening and that you experienced great service throughout the evening. It’s something our staff takes great pride in, we will pass your compliments on to them. We will definitely discuss your... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2015

this is my second visit to La Rive. i was terribly disappointed. The sauces were heavy, salty and overwhelmed the dishes. while presentation was glorious for the cost the taste and quality was very very poor. the wine list is long, expensive but very good. For the cost i am terribly disappointed in the slowness and lack of attention of... More 

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1 Thank barry p
anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your honest review on Tripadvisor about your experience in restaurant La Rive. We regret to hear that you are disappointed about your second visit to restaurant La Rive. We would like to offer you our apologies for any discomfort that this may have caused to you. Your comments have our full attention and we will... More 

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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

This Michelin rated restaurant deserves the praise. The river views are outstanding. The presentation of the food is a treat unto itself. The food is delicious and the service attentive and top rate. It's a splurge but worth it.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review on your dining experience at La Rive. Your praising words on the river view and the presentation and taste of the food are very much appreciated. We are honored to read that our staff gave top rate service and we will definitely pass your compliments to them.... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015

Enjoyed 4 hours great cuisine at a table only a few meters from the river. Among the 6 dishes were a.o. perfectly steamed fresh white asparagus. Nice atmosphere and service. After the lovely Ruinart Brut Champagne, we had the wine pairings with each dish. The first wine, a Bernkasteler Graben Spaetlese 1994 was so good that we continued that for... 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 the time you took to write about your La Rive dining experience. How great that you enjoyed the white asparagus and the wine pairings with each dish. Your comment about the red wine match has our full attention and I shared it with our Maître-sommelier. Thank you once again and we... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have never eaten anything as tasty as the food in that restaurant. WOnderful place, great atmosphere and amazing view on the river.

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your praising words about your dinner in restaurant La Rive. We are honoured to read that you never had such tasty dinner before. How wonderful that you experienced the culinary delights of La Rive’s French cuisine by our passionate cooks and the extraordinary service of our serving staff. We will pass on your... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We had our first anniversary meal coincidently on Kingsday at La Rive and had possibly the best eating experiance we've ever had. The food was absolutly delightful in terms of flavour, everything rich and super tasty with beautifully intricate and flawless detail. My wife and I had a different set menu of which there are only two but both excellent... More 

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2 Thank Steve D
anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear Steven and Carly, Thank you very much for sharing your ‘best you ever had’ experience with us. We would like to thank you for the beautiful words of praise about the food and service which makes us more than proud. Our desire is to give each guest personal attention to create a unique and memorable atmosphere. We are glad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$42 - $74
Cuisine
French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
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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