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De Compagnon

Guldehandsteeg 17, 1012 RA AmsterdamSee map

Average price €47

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A rare pearl among our careful selection of the best addresses right now

Als je op zoek bent naar een karakteristiek restaurant waar je sfeervol kunt eten, dan zit je hier goed. Dit restaurant zit al sinds 1992 midden op de Wallen op een idyllische plekje aan het water. En wat is het binnen een enorm contrast met de drukte buiten. Binnen tref je een super knusse zaak aan met een klassieke uitstraling en uitzicht over de gracht. De tafels zijn verdeeld over drie etages waardoor je lekker in alle rust kunt genieten van je lunch of diner. Chef en eigenaar Bert van Buschbach kookt puur en eerlijk en in de klassieke gerechten met een moderne twist komt zijn liefde voor de Franse keuken terug. Ook is hij gek op truffel. Je vindt deze delicatesse dan ook regelmatig terug in de gerechten. Heeft je gerecht in de basis geen truffel of wil je extra truffel? Geen enkel probleem, dan bestel je toch gewoon extra. Op zoek naar een bijpassende wijn? Sara helpt je graag er eentje uit te kiezen uit hun imposante wijncollectie.

Geschreven door: Susam Pang van

Fotografie door: Susam Pang van


Tip van bySam: Vraag naar de aardappelschuim met krokante aardappel, truffel en een thee van paddenstoelen. Dit gerecht staat al jaren op de kaart en is de favoriet van velen!

Restaurant menu

Chef Bert van Buschbach
  • Average price €47
    Special request
5- courses
6- courses

Dietary options

Gluten free, Organic food, Vegetarian dishes

User photos

Patato foam, mushroom, truffle
Beetroot starter
Calf tartare



Ratings & Reviews


based on 426 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Eva v.
    Eva v.
    • 2 reviews

    6 course chefs menu. Excellent food and fair priced wines. Original and positively surprising combinations in most dishes, loved the pataro foam with truffle. Only the desert was a bit boring and quite average (cake with ice)

  2. Kali S.
    Kali S.
    • 7 reviews

    Tasty but super small. Nice presentations, but expected different dishes, because it was mostly vegetarian...

  3. Vincent H.
    Vincent H.
    • one review

    Great hostess, great food, great location. Very good value for money.

  4. Thomas C.
    Thomas C.
    • one review

    Small intimate and warm room. Attentive and helpful staff. Refined and very tasty cuisine, we chose a five course dinner. Perfect dinner! We'll come back.

  5. Merlijn K.
    Merlijn K.
    • 18 reviews

    Good as always

  6. Victor J.
    Victor J.
    • 3 reviews

    We enjoyed the 6-course chef menu and were absolutely delighted. Great presentation, friendly service, appropeiate pauses between the courses and most importantly excellent taste. Also, the wine selection offers options for every preference (and purse). Highly recommended!

  7. Marie L.
    Marie L.
    • 3 reviews

    Such a lovely place, very cozy. Great service and knowledgeable staff. Amazing food. Definitely will come back :)

  8. Alison C.
    Alison C.
    • 14 reviews

    Perfection. Comfortable, fabulous view. Tasting menu fantastic.

  9. Alison C.
    Alison C.
    • 14 reviews

    Exquisite from start to finish. Sublime flavours, fantastic wine and excellent service. Would recommend and will return.

  10. Mathieu S.
    Mathieu S.
    • one review

    Amazingly cosy little place over the canals, super friendly and relaxed staff, great great food (1 Michelin star level) at democratic prices. Highly recommended.

  11. Emma S.
    Emma S.
    • 2 reviews

    Wonderful meal

  12. Cindy  W.
    Cindy W.
    • one review

    Really tasty food and wine, the best restaurant in our trip

  13. Ruth C.
    Ruth C.
    • one review

    We really enjoyed the chef's menu. A good meal after the marathon the day before!

  14. Sarah A.
    Sarah A.
    • 6 reviews

    One of the best restaurant in Amsterdam, fabulous !

  15. Daniëlle E.
    Daniëlle E.
    • one review


  16. Stephen M.
    Stephen M.
    • 2 reviews

    This is a true hidden gem. Advice to first-time customers: Check the location on a good map before setting out.

  17. Keer P.
    Keer P.
    • one review

    Surprisingly, our dinner was amazing. Because we found the restaurant by chance on TripAdvisor near our location at the time last minute. Service was excellent. Dinning atmosphere was ambient, comfortable, relaxing but relatively formal. Ingredients were fresh. Plating was colourful and artistic. Wine list was great. I’m surprised it hasn’t got a Michelin hat yet.

  18. Serena S.
    Serena S.
    • 7 reviews

    Very nice restaurant with sophisticated food.

  19. Simon H.
    Simon H.
    • 11 reviews

    Very good find in the heart of Amsterdam's busiest area, a little hidden down a side street and for those in the know. Lovely atmosphere overlooking the Damrak - on the table for 6 on the mezzanine. Interesting menu and food very good, with interesting combinations of ingredients and flavors. Excellent entrecôte for meat lovers, all thoughtfully prepared and presented. Service very good (if a little eager on wine pouring!), but very friendly and attentive.

  20. Wolfgang R.
    Wolfgang R.
    • 2 reviews

    Alles ganz super.

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More information

Opening time

Monday untill Saturday 12:00 - 22:00

- Lunch 12:00 - 14:00

- Dinner 18:00 - 22:00

Sunday Closed

How to get to the restaurant

Guldehandsteeg 17, 1012 RA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Public transport

Op 5-10 minuten loopafstand van Amsterdam centraal station

Directions to get there

Parking lot & Paid parking in the neighborhood

About the restaurant

The best food & nice wines

At De Compagnon in Amsterdam you will immediately notice the great wine wall in the middle of the place. The wines are a welcome addition to a great meal and will perfect an already nice dinner. The chef brings surprising combinations of ingredients on your plate and will make you walk out with a smile, no doubt!


European, Birthday, , Good for a business lunch, Romantic, Terrace, Waterfront, Christmas, New year's eve, , Travelers' Choice 2020


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