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La Rive

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Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 520 3264
18:30 - 22:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food, location and staff were perfect. My wife wanted a fine dining experience in Amsterdam and she got it. We couldn't fault the presentation and flavours we were given. We were a little bit out of place compared to the other diners. Apart from that, it's nice to experience how the other half live and know that every euro... More 

Thank Welshtraveller247
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Amsterdam last summer and La Rive was recommended a bunch, I made reservations a long time in advance, and can say it may be the best dining meal of my life. I had dinner with my partner...I cant get the wagyu out of my mind!

1 Thank Pennlois
Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Apart from some elements of the extensive set menu being a bit disappointing, the place has very poor acoustics. Combined with the occasional boorish patrons this can well conspire to seriously disturb your dinner - although tables are far apart, we had the 'pleasure' of hearing every word of an unbearably pontificating eurocrat at a neighbouring table all evening, occasionally... More 

Thank Sean L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a matter of taste, but for me the interior and staff is a bit too formal and stiff. The location, the food and the wines are amazing!

Thank Maurits-Frosso
Gosport, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dined at this magnificent restaurant as our short but successful visit to Amsterdam came to a conclusion. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table. La Rive is in a fantastic location with stunning views of the canal, especially at night, very romantic indeed. The interior décor of the restaurant is rather wonderful. After dining here we found... More 

1 Thank 811michael
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

That was our fine dining experience in Amsterdam, and what an experience it was... Beautifully located, this high end place takes you on a culinary journey, you can pick two different 7 course tasting menus (Although 1-2 dishes are identical), so if you are eating with your significant other, you can potentially taste about 11 different, superbly crafted dishes. That's... More 

1 Thank Idan W
Anita B, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your enthusiasm about our restaurant. It makes us truly proud that you speak so highly about your dining experience. We will definitely pass on your compliments to the team. Thank you and we are looking forward to welcome you back. Kind regards, Anita Bos & Ronald Opten General Manager, Restaurant Manager More 

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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La rive in Amsterdam is a stunning resteraunt by any standards on the river so you can watch the boats go past at night time first time I'd seen a sommelier before which was nice the food although it was a long time ago I remember was amazing particularly the wagyu steak which I was introduced to here all in... More 

2 Thank Dwayne M
Anita B, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you kindly for your great review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to see that you enjoyed your visit to restaurant La Rive. Also that you savoured the food, especially the wagyu beef. We look forward to welcome you back when visiting Amsterdam. Kind regards, Anita Bos & Ronald Opten General Manager and Restaurant Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A couple of things to start. First, we never stayed, we left before ordering. Second, Amsterdam sites no longer list this as a restaurant with a Michelin star. I was staying at the Amstel and am a spire ambassador of their rewards club. We were a party of 4 celebrating my 60th birthday. OK with that out of the way.... More 

1 Thank Neil L
Anita B, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your honest review about your visit to restaurant La Rive. I am sorry to learn about your disappointing visit and would like to offer you my apologies for the discomfort that you may have experienced. It is regretful that we couldn’t meet your expectations and therefore your feedback is valued. If you wish to further... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my boyfriend's birthday, the restaurant kindly prepared a good viewed table. We ordered the 7 courses tasting menu, food was cooked to perfection. We are both extremely pleased with the dinning experience, highly recommended.

Thank hoi in alice c
Anita B, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind words about your experience. We are more than happy to read that you enjoyed your boyfriend's birthday celebration and savoured the food of the 7- course dining menu. Thank you for recommending our restaurant and we look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Anita Bos &... More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here on one of the nights on a recent trip to Amsterdam. My girlfriend and I both opted for the tasting menu, but my girlfriend doesn't like eel, and this was swapped out for another course (lobster) with no fuss whatsoever. The tasting menu was beautiful from start to finish - compared to another fine dining tasting menu we... More 

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

Dear guest, I would like to thank you for your wonderful review about your experience at restaurant La Rive. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed the birthday celebration and had a very special evening. Also your compliments to our team, especially to our Sommelier, fills us with joy and we would definitely share your words with them.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$79
French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, 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, Private Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
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>  > Binnenstad
  • Neighbourhood: Binnenstad
  • Phone Number: +31 20 520 3264
Dine in style by the river in La Rive. Culinary excellence and extraordinary hospitality restaurant La Rive in a class of its own. Under the inspired culinary leadership of Chef de Cuisine Roger Rassin, Maitre Ronald Opten and Sommelier Ted Bunnik, every guest is assured of a culinary experience. It is a member of the culinary association Alliance Gastronomique. The exceptional wine expertise of our three sommeliers and the specially commissioned porcelain and silver all contribute to a unique and unforgettable dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?