I read about Dutch bikes in Bicycling Magazine’s June issue.
“The Dutch bicycle is the model of sensibility: a one-speed with a completely encased drivetrain to keep your pant leg or skirt from getting soiled, and the chain from rusting; an upright handlebar so you can sit comfortably; metal fenders for the fiendish rain; a rear rack for panniers or passengers; a built-in bike lock; a wheel-powered headlamp; a loud bell for announcing your presence. All of this comes standard, and black is the customary color.”
I’ve posted two photos of a Dutch bike and the Kona Africabike for comparison purposes. The design and utility are similar. The Dutch use their bikes for 27% of their trips and 30% bike to work. Americans bike less than 1% of the time.