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De Compagnon

#594 of 3,185 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Guldehandsteeg 17, 1012 RA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 4225
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 noticed cat hair on my own pants after returning to our hotel (cat hair and... More 

Thank NDSuzieQ
Decatur, Illinois
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 high quality and nicely presented. The wait staff was attentive and cordial. Prices are modest.... More 

Thank RooBoo
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 tourists to be peaceful and enjoyable.

Thank Graham H
Bergen, Norway
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 know you found a good place: attentive service by the waiters, a menu which surprises... More 

Thank Matthias K
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
The Hague, The Netherlands
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 nice. Not spectacular, a lot of truffels and after 5 dishes we all had.. enough.... More 

Thank Ivo V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 for this price point.

Thank Conor H
Herentals, Belgium
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163 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
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 the water and if you are lucky, you get a table watching it. Why I... More 

Thank Mathias B
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The W Hotel (fabulous!) recommended this restaurant for our last night in Amsterdam. We requested a small, romantic restaurant with great food. This was perfect! The food and service was excellent. We highly recommend it!

Thank Ellen1099

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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