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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 BySam.nl

Fotografie door: Susam Pang van BySam.nl


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!

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Average price €48 Special request

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Scores & Reviews

based on 323 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.3/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Ruth C.
    • one review

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

  2. Sarah A.
    • 3 reviews

    One of the best restaurant in Amsterdam, fabulous !

  3. Daniëlle E.
    • one review


  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Serena S.
    • 2 reviews

    Very nice restaurant with sophisticated food.

  7. Simon H.
    • 8 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.

  8. Wolfgang R.
    • 2 reviews

    Alles ganz super.

  9. Pamela S.
    • one review

    Good food, attentive service,good location.

  10. Marthijn V.
    • 12 reviews

    Patrick is the perfect guy to start the evening. Laughs and good food. Chef was also amazing.

  11. Stephen P.
    • one review

    Absolutely fantastic!!

  12. Sander v.
    • one review

    Really enjoyed the food on the menu. I shared 12 dishes with my partner and all of them where very nice or even superb.

  13. Johannes H.
    • 36 reviews

    Nice and cosy restaurant, some tables with view over the water. Quite a few stairs to climb or descend though. Set menu prices, easy to pick and choose. Some with supplement to menu price (additional foie gras or truffle for example). Also seasonal asparagus menu. We had a la carte, nicely prepared dishes, good portions. Recommend the steak tartare, caprese 3.0 and also the cote du boeuf!

  14. Daniella A.
    • 13 reviews

    Erg lekker, maar tussen gerechten in soms te lang gewacht

  15. Pe L.
    • one review

    Good atmosphere, friendly good service, exquisite food that gave a great taste experience. Worth the money. Will come again

  16. H L.
    • 8 reviews

    The food was great! I would love to visit again soon

  17. Daniel T.
    • 29 reviews

    Lucky to eat here at fork event. 50% discount. We chose 4 course aka carte menu because we can choose all dishes. Some dishes was great. Potato foam soup, scallops and the fresh goose liver. The desserts were ok. The prime rib steak was huge. My own steak is better tbh and I think we source from same place. I should have chosen separate fish and sirloin steak. Very disappointing was the ravioli. The pasta was too undercooked to be called al dente. Just two pieces also. Atmosphere was great. Casual fine dining. Not stuffy and caters well to locals and tourists. Worth it even when paying full price. The steak was quite good value. Btw portions was huge and you are safe when ordering 3/4 course. Don’t worry if u try 7 courses because portion will be adjusted.

  18. Nelly y.
    • one review

    The worst service I've ever had in Amsterdam. We arrived yesterday and spontaneously the waiter gave us the worst feeling we have come and told us to order quickly because it closes what was not right were people who stayed behind us. Then I asked for a sudden job of baskets of seafood and pork, the waiter did not bring us fish! And brought us dry and hard chicken we did not touch the dish !!!! He did not even change it for us and then we went to eat steak somewhere else. Never come near this place ever !!!!!!!!! The worst service there is, the worst waiter I've ever had. I left feeling sad and disappointed and hungry!

  19. Eddy B.
    • 5 reviews

    Wederom een feest!

  20. Jose Alberto G.
    • 3 reviews

    A little bit slow. Food was great.

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

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!


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Restaurant can be privatized (50 people max)

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