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Museums are cool and there are plenty of other things to do in Amsterdam. A good guidebook will guide ya.
The Red Light District is a creepy affair, a blight on an otherwise gorgeous city. If your sole purpose is to go there to just indulge in hookers/hash, stay home and support your own local scumbags. No reason to get a passport and take a long flight just to do that.
Haarlem is a pleasant side trip, and you can actually get a little better prices on accommodations. Train ride between the two cities isn't too bad iirc -- 15 to 20 minutes.
There's a tour in the RLD that shows you all the interesting things you wouldn't see on your own. They show you all the good stuff people usually don't get to see. It's supposed to be pretty cool. I don't know what it's called, though.
Than there's the standard stuff like the Van Gogh museum, the Anne Frank museum and, because Amsterdam likes to cash in on tourists, the sex and weed museums.
Stay away from the drugs that isn't being sold in the coffeeshops. It's only legal in those shops. As been said, hard drugs are illegal over here. You can legally buy weed up to 5 grams and certain types of mushrooms. Just don't get ****************ed up on drugs and jump of a bridge. That happens enough with tourists who don't know their limit.
Try to catch a show at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, or the Bimhuis if you're into jazz.
The museums are nice, like others have already mentioned. The Stedelijk Museum is still closed for renovation afaik.
The red light district is a pretty sordid affair. I guess it's worth it to go just to say you've been there. It's actually pretty touristy and by extension not really dangerous at all, but beware of pick-pockets.
Have a look at this site for info regarding current and upcoming events and festivals. Looks like De Parade (a theatre festival) will be in Amsterdam for most of August; I've seen it in Utrecht, it's pretty cool, but most of the performances will be in Dutch.
And, like others have already mentioned, weed is available in every "coffeeshop," but hard drugs are just as illegal as they are everywhere else, and will get you in just as much trouble.