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La Rive

Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 520 3264
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (36 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (18 reviews)
“wagyu” (10 reviews)
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French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Neighbourhood: Binnenstad
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Reviews (452)
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Reviewed yesterday

First - place. This restaurant is part of Amstel Hotel - famous 5 star hotel of Amsterdam. You can enjoy the drink outside on a big terrace. Dining takes place inside with magnificent view of Amstel river. Second - food. You can chose dishes from...More

Thank maxmurashov
Reviewed yesterday 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...More

Thank Welshtraveller247
Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

1  Thank Pennlois
Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Thank Sean L
Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

1  Thank 811michael
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...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...More

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...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...More

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...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...More

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.More

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...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
This is expensive, can we pay with a credit card?
10 May 2017|
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Response from Simon F | Reviewed this property |
Credit cards are accepted & it's well worth the price.
Kim T
Is there a dress code and can we see the menu please?
5 March 2017|
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Response from poppiesbrother | Reviewed this property |
I think smart causal is ok. We were in trousers and shirts but I also saw some people in jeans and shirts. The menu changes often but usually there are two menus and we were allowed to mix the menu if we wanted
Dear Anita & Ronald, Thank you for replying on my comment. I would like to only point out that you did not comment on my criticism towards the decoration of the restaurant that I characterised as mediocre. I think that you should pass my comment to your interior design architect who has done amazingly disappointing work for a restaurant that is willing to present itself on the luxury scale. The artwork hanging on the walls in the restaurant as well as the furniture are not according to the standards of a luxury hotel. Kind regards Georgios
22 December 2016|
Response from Anita B | Property representative |
Dear Georgios, Thank you for your reply. I apologise for the fact we didn't reply on your criticism about the restaurant. I will definitely pass your comment to our architect. We try to create the best atmosphere around and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 45 - US$ 78
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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.