If you are visiting Amsterdam for a day there are a few places you must see. Firstly, be sure to visit the Museumplein or the Museum Quarter. Not only will you get to see most of Amsterdam's famous museums here, the surrounding area is also a one stop-shopping destination. If museums are not your cup of tea, then pay a visit to the Dam Square. Here you can see the Royal Palace and the Madame Tussauds Museum. If possible, do try and go on a short canal ride through the city. If you are with children then try and make a quick trip to the Artis Zoo or NEMO. Visiting both the places in one day may not be possible, so you might have to make a choice between the two. For those in a hurry, it is best to start your tour of Amsterdam from Central Amsterdam, as this place is the hub of most of the action in the city.