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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
Today
18:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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Victoria, Canada
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very delicate design and high quality food. Loved this place. Would recommend this to anyone who wants high quality.

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1 Thank olie d
Anita B, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing you experience about restaurant La Rive. We are happy to read that you savoured the dishes created by our Executive Chef Rogér Rassin and his team. Also we would like to thank you for recommending our restaurant. We are looking forward to welcome you back alongside the river Amstel. Kind regards, Anita... More 

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345 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly a dining experience and we got stuck straight in to the tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. My wife is a strict veggie and so her wine pairings were different to mine; this is always a good sign. Special thanks to Ted, who is the best Sommelier we've had.... More 

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Thank Youngklaus
Anita B, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for this great review. Your enthusiasm about your dining experience fills us with joy and that you speak so highly about both the food and wines makes us truly proud. We are also happy to read that our Sommelier Ted Bunnink made your whole experience very enjoyable and we will definitely share your compliments... More 

Zeewolde
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has lost its Michelin star. This is incomprehensible, since the overall experience is really at star level. The food is very tasty and attractively decorated. The service is impeccable, the sommelier gives expert and pleasant advise and the location is beautiful. Really worth a trip and they also have valet parking.

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Thank PHCU
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 savoured the tasting menu created by our Executive Chef Rogér Rassin. We are also happy to read that our Sommelier gave you expert and pleasant advice. Thank you for your recommendation... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you mention La Rive to anyone from Amsterdam, it is often met with a gasp! And with good reason. There is no denying that the food is exquisite with amazing combinations of tastes and textures, a visual and gastronomic delight but it comes with a hefty price tag so be prepared. I went for dinner with my 17 year... More 

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1 Thank Pamela D
Anita B, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, We very much appreciate it that you took the time to share your experience about your dinner in La Rive with us. It is a true pleasure to read that you and your son enjoyed the dishes and that both the taste and visual aspects were delightful. Also, that you received respectful and attentive service, and therefore felt... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you appreciate people who have truly mastered their trades then you really should try to experience the tasting menu at La Rive. The food is truly memorable and Ronald the Maitre d' / sommelier has clearly toured the world to find the best possible wine matches for the food. He and his staff will ensure that you are looked... More 

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Anita B, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for this great review. Your enthusiasm about your dining experience fills us with joy and that you speak so highly about both the food and wines makes us truly proud. At restaurant La Rive we aim to entice the senses and seek to find the best wines that complement the food and matches with... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Rive is a Michelin Star restaurant with excellent service and food. The atmosphere is classy and warm, even though I believe that the decoration is mediocre for the standards of luxury that the Amstel Hotel stands for.

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Anita B, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to learn that you had a very wonderful dinner and that you enjoyed the classy and warm atmosphere of restaurant La Rive. I am also very happy to read that the service during the evening was excellent. We will pass on your compliments to the... More 

England
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on Saturday night and the whole evening was a truly wonderful and memorable experience. The Staff are very attentive and the menu and choices available were explained in detail. The wine list (or wine encyclopaedia) is truly amazing. The taster menu is lovely and there dishes served offer you a visual and tasteful gastronomic experience. The... 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 review. It fills us with joy to read that you enjoyed your dinner in Restaurant La Rive and that you savoured the tasting menu created by our Executive Chef Rogér Rassin. We are also happy to read that every dish was carefully explained and that you had a lovely visual and... More 

London England
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130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were wait listed to eat here on a Saturday evening and thank goodness they were able to accommodate us. The service was impeccable and the setting simply lovely. The staff were attentive but without that annoying in your face, never leaving you alone manner that some places have. The menus were explained to us and as is usual with... More 

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Anita B, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review about your dinner in restaurant La Rive. It fills us with joy to read that you had the opportunity to dine in our restaurant on a Saturday evening and that you enjoyed the dishes, wines and our cheese trolley. We also would like to thank... More 

Cordoba, Argentina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Been a few times to this restaurant. Every time an amazing experience. What in my opinion makes this an excellent night out, is - besides the quality of the food and the wine - the presentation. Especially the sommelier makes the evening perfect. We even got a tour to see the wine cellar after we finished the dinner. This place... More 

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1 Thank ReizigerAmsterdam93
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 amazing experiences every time you visited the restaurant. The team and especially the sommeliers are really proud and show with great enthusiasm the wine cellar. Thank you again for your warm words... More 

Dunchurch, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

hotel foyer is very impressive. restaurant decor overly stuffy for my liking. views onto the river unbeatable. service is good. quiet on a tuesday evening. food as you'd expect for a tasting menu. frozen tomatoes with ginger so so so good. offal not so good. desert left me disappointed. reasonably priced.

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Thank Gareth D
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 with the unbeatable view and are happy to read that you savoured the frozen tomatoes with ginger. We appreciate your feedback and will forward it to our kitchen team. Thank you once again and we... 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
US$42 - US$74
Cuisine
French, International, European
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
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
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 22:00
Monday
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Plantage & the East
  • Neighbourhood: 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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