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De Compagnon

Guldehandsteeg 17, 1012 RA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 4225
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seven courses” (2 reviews)
“sorbet” (3 reviews)
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French, Dutch, European
Guldehandsteeg 17, 1012 RA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is well-located, we had the chance to take our lunch with a view on the canals. The cuisine is refined, and tastes really good ! The staff was very kind with us and tried to speak french, it was a real pleasure. We...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I asked the concierge at our hotel for a recommendation for a nearby French restaurant with modest prices. He gave us directions (which you MUST have) to find it. It is at the end of a small alley entered through a green...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing, service correct and the price very good according to the class of the restaurant. The place is small but war, it's fine. Nothing else to add, everything perfect.

Thank Jose A
Reviewed 13 December 2017

It took 30 minutes to get something to drink. The house sparkling wine wasn't available so the restaurant tried to sell us the expensive champagne. The service was bad as was the atmosphere. The food was ok-ish but overpriced. It costs us 170 euro for...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This place is not hard to find. It is impossible to find without good advise. We were late on our reservation (as always) and we asked the hotel concierge to find us a place for dinner. He tried couple of places, which were fully booked....More

Thank Kimmo R
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went there for the 7 course chef’s selection dinner with wine accompaniment. We were very pleased with the gastronomic experience. The portions are small but very tasteful, and it’s not always about quantity.

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This is a hard to find lovely restaurant where the food and staff are just wonderful -as too is the romantic location on the waterside. Very classy but democratic and great menu and wine list, plus a well fed cat!

Thank P A L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I ate there with my wife yesterday and absolutely loved the place. Small and very romantic, on the waters edge. We went for a 5 course surprise menu, very reasonably priced at 45 Euros each, considering the quality of the food. I would recommend this...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Spent the morning wandering the sights of Amsterdam come lunch time we took the suggestion of a friend and ate at the De Companion. Food excellent , great value , well presented and a great wine list. as it was sunny we ate outside however...More

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 20 August 2017

You have to be motivated to go this place, as it is not so easy to find: hidden at the back of a dead end alley, just off the busy Warmoesstraat. However, we can assure you it is worth the effort. Located in a historical...More

Thank Alfred V
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
French, Dutch, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Guldehandsteeg 17, 1012 RA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 4225
  • E-mail
Arriving by train? De Compagnon restaurant in the very heart of Amsterdam’s old city is five strolling minutes from Centraal Station – and it’s worth finding. Down a side alley, De Compagnon seats just 35 diners over three floors with windows and doors that open onto the water of Damrak. Small it may be, but the effect is light and airy, comfortable and cosy. Bert van Buschbach is in the kitchen, creating traditionally-styled French/Burgundian cuisine while Sara van Buschbach’s domain is the front of house and the superb and celebrated French wine list. Meeting facilities are terrific: a private room seating up to 12 and a wine cellar that can accommodate parties up to 20. Private dining here means your own waiter and chef too. Dishes include starter of salad of sautéed scallops crumbed in dried ceps, main course of whole fried guinea fowl with creamy truffle sauce and sliced fresh truffled (for two) and red fruit with curds and red fruit sorbet for dessert. Of the 300 wines, about 200 are listed at under euros 50, with a very nice selection of half bottles.
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