In fairness, the Dutch don't have a city like London. And many of their cities have developed much more recently, allowing more efficient motor transport infrastructure. Much of central London was designed for horses and carts at most.
Too wide, too narrow, too old, too new, too hilly, too flat, too wet, too hot.
Can I refer you to Myths and Excuses (by David Hembrow. Englishman and long term Dutch resident)