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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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Oakland, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

My wife and I visited while celebrating our honeymoon in Amsterdam. This was certainly an expensive meal, but the prices were not unheard of. Many fine dining restaurants charge more, and few deliver a comparable experience to that of La Rive. Across the board, La Rive excels in every category. Each dish is not only delicious, but also unique and... 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 dinner in Restaurant La Rive. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your honeymoon in Amsterdam and that we had the opportunity to contribute to this memorable trip. It fills us with joy that you experienced all the dishes of our restaurant as original and creative... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Amstel for five nights last year, and one night most recently. We had dinner at La Rive once every stay, and every time they delivered. This must be the best fine dining place in the world, and I've been to many a place in this world. The hospitality of the staff is second... More 

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

Dear guest, We really appreciate the fact that you took the time to write this wonderful review about your experience in Restaurant La Rive. Your enthusiasm fills us with joy and we are more than happy to see that you discovered the 6-course menu with the signature dish of our chef. The cooks leaded by Executive Chef Rogér Rassin are... More 

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Quite possibly one of the best restaurants in this planet. Definitely one of my all time favorites. The menu keeps changing every few weeks. I have dined there twice within a year and menus were different. Nevertheless the menu was still innovative, creative, captivating and above all tasty. It is quite an experience you have to try it for yourself.... 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 dine experience of Restaurant La Rive. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your dinner. Indeed the menu of La Rive changes a couple of times a year according to seasonal products and it is great to see that experienced the menu served was innovative, creative and very tasty, a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our birthday month by having dinner at The Chef's Table. What an amazing experience....the service and attention to detail is unmatched...they set a new standard for our dining choices. The food was absolutely delicious. Each dish/food item was an amazing explosion of taste and texture to our palate! The Chef, servers, host took care of... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for writing this wonderful review about your experience in Restaurant La Rive. It fills us with joy to read that you had an amazing experience, celebrating your birthday in our restaurant and that you enjoyed delicious food. We are also happy to read that that the serving staff fulfilled your every need and staying... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend were celebrating our 2 year anniversary! La Rive was an excellent choice. The service was immaculate, the stuff were very friendly and extremely professional, offering choices and accommodating our needs. It was a very warm welcome and farewell greetings, with attention to details, even offering to book a taxi with apologies that they didn't organise it for us.... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing you experience of your dinner in Restaurant La Rive. It fills us with joy to read that you celebrated your two year anniversary in our restaurant and that we had the opportunity to make this day more special for you and your boyfriend. We are very proud to read that everything was... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Wow. Great food. Fantastic service. The people there were truly wonderful and a pleasure to meet. Came out feeling very full but would go again when I go back to Amsterdam. Table overlooking the canal. Heaven

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for writing this review. It fills us with joy to read that you enjoyed your dinner in Restaurant La Rive and that you experienced great food and fantastic service. We will definitely pass on your compliments to the team. We look forward to welcome you back when you visit Amsterdam again. Kind regards, Anita... More 

Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our evening at La Rive and our fantastic experience with each dish from our different menus: Rive Fish and Rive Droite with wine pairing. We had a wonderful table close of the window view on Amstel. Staff was professional and friendly, taking good care of us. That was a great experience..

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

Dear guest, First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your experience about your romantic dinner in Restaurant La Rive. We are glad to read that you and your husband had a great time in our restaurant, savouring each dish while enjoying the view over the river. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed to different... More 

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 186 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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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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 

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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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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Staying in Plantage & the East

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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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