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De Compagnon

Guldehandsteeg 17, 1012 RA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 4225
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“truffles” (14 reviews)
“chef's menu” (4 reviews)
“sorbet” (3 reviews)
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Guldehandsteeg 17, 1012 RA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Le Compagnon is an excellent value restaurant located very close to Central Station overlooking the Damrak. It is quite difficult to find - it is located at Guldehandsteeg - deadened small street so you might need a navigator ti find it - asking the locals...More

Thank lkarnauk
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Loved it start to finish. Came here on a groupon so the menu was decided however it didn't disappoint. The service and wine selection was excellent and the food was superb. Worth going back too!

Thank JodyMc67
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Visited this restaurant after purchasing a Groupon prior to our vacation. The location was fantastic. We sat upstairs and enjoyed looking out the windows. Agree with a previous poster that there was a cat in the restaurant sitting on one of the chairs, and I...More

Thank NDSuzieQ
Reviewed 21 February 2017

On a December rainy evening, I had a business dinner this quaint little French bistro, tucked away in an alley that dead-ended at a canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Much to my surprise, venison was offered as a selection with house pairings. The meal was very...More

Thank RooBoo
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My wife and I ate here for my birthday in Jan 2017 and had the 3 course Truffle set menu. Superb, well cooked food in a delightful environment. Well priced for the high quality food and service, and far enough away from the usual Amsterdam...More

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The worst thing you can say about the place is that it is difficult to find: you do not expect there is a restaurant at the end of the short, small, secluded and partially closed walkway to the water. Once you are there, you immediately...More

Thank Matthias K
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere - charming with wonderful accommodating service and terrific food. They're flexible with dietary restrictions too!

Thank maxineandharris103
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We went with 7 people for the truffelmenu, we had an onlinediscount which made it from 100 EU to 50. The location is beautiful, typical amsterdam, all different levels, small cozy. The view on the water and damrak is stunning. The truffels menu, it was...More

Thank Ivo V
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I have been here about 3-4 times on business dinners. Nice French restaurant with cozy atmosphere overlooking Damrak and canal. Very central location. Nice choice of French dishes. Not stuffy, staff attentive when needed. Price quality for Amsterdam is excellent. I've had many mediocre meals...More

Thank Conor H
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fine dining in the Red Light District is possible here. We went here for a 7 course dinner. The food was great, the service from a high level and the wines they served with the menu were very good. It's a lovely building next to...More

Thank Mathias B
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
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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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