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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 233
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
I found the service to be good and the food was absolutely scrumptious.

I loved that La Rive is a way out of town and right next to the river. We chose to sit outside and lunch was very calming and relaxing. I found the service to be good and the food was absolutely scrumptious. I had the angus burger with a glass of cava and everything was perfect. Having a view of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2013
Carolina B
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I loved that La Rive is a way out of town and right next to the river. We chose to sit outside and lunch was very calming and relaxing. I found the service to be good and the food was absolutely scrumptious. I had the angus burger with a glass of cava and everything was perfect. Having a view of... More 

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Thank Carolina B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I booked this as a birthday treat for my wife. Lots of helpful advice on what to eat and which wines to have with the meal, all provided in a very friendly and knowledgeable way without any of that unctuousness you sometimes get in “high-class” establishments. We settled on the Rive Gauche tasting menu which, with additional amusee bouches etc.,... More 

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1 Thank 1Roger
hong kong
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

It's a lovely restaurant in the Intercontinental Amstel hotel. The location is lovely as it faces the canal. The setting is like a large comfortable sitting room. For a 'posh' hotel and Michelin star restaurant, the staff are very friendly and helpful without being obstrusive, and most importantly, not snobby, like a lot of waiters in famous ( perceived or... More 

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Telluride, Colorado
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Majestic in every way. Including the price but worth every gilder. We both had separate six course chefs menu. With suggested wine pairings...in deed one of the best meals ever. The service probably the best anywhere. And, we have been around the world for over 50 years. The restaurant manager was attentive and extremely person and professional. We were there... More 

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2 Thank Diego V
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199 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

La Rive is a wonderful restaurant...a magnificent experience. Whether you choose the 5 or 6 course tasting menu the food and the experience is a revelation. Lets start with the service, as fine as you'll experience. Wine list reads like a novel, full of good choices. Even if you think you won't like or don't eat certain choices go with... More 

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Thank Michael G
London,England
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229 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

La Rive is reputedly one of Amsterdam's long-standing fine dining restaurants complete with a Michelin one-star. The setting directly on the river is lovely and the room has a bit of classic elegance, That's the good news. Having requested a window table when we made our reservation, upon arrival we were told that all of the window tables were already... More 

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1 Thank plkmtk
Willemstad, Curacao
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

One of the top ten meals I've had. The six of us decided to go with the six course with wine. That is certianly the way to go. The chef came out chatted. Very sweet man. friendly enough to even exchanged recipes. The place is quite beautiful with great views of the river. They came with little tasting plates between... More 

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Thank MattA612
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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524 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We had one of the best meals of my life at La Rive. The restaurant in in the Intercontinental Hotel on the Amstel River. The dinning room was beautiful. We sat at a table with a river view. This was wonderful. The four of us had the six course pre fix meal. We also went for the wine paring. The... More 

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Thank BAHuston3
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was by far the best meals we have ever eaten...EVER! From the amuse-bouches to 6-course meal to dessert & cappuccino, it was worth it!

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1 Thank iMacJacq
Birmingham
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The restaurant "La Rive" more than lives up to it's Michellin star. The tasting menu was excellent, complemented by the accompanying wines chosen by the knowledgeable Sommelier.The service was efficient without being intrusive, Rightly number one in Trip advisors list of restaurants in Amsterdam. The restaurant itself is very comfortable with romantic views over the river Amstel. There is also... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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