In a mixmag article that my boyfriend read, it said that smoking pot isn't legal over there anymore for tourists. the locals are still allowed but apparently they are cracking down on tourists, going over there and just getting high. I too was wanting to go there but upon hearing this I think I might not. I suggest you try visiting an Amsterdam web-site to find out for sure. I mean is there really any point going to amsterdam if you can't get high in a cafe?
It is legal following the licensing of coffee shops to sell cannibis in the early 90's.
I think this is the main reason students go to Amsterdam If it hasn't been mentioned i'd recommmend the Rijksmuseum.
In response to an earlier post - definitely fly don't drive. Because so many Budget airlines go there it is very cheap if you book ahead and avoid Friday/Sat outbound. There are lots of trains from the airport to the city centre - costs 3 Euros.