I love my (no longer made) Batavus Barcelona in Amsterdam. It's the perfect city bike. For $800 new, the Batavus Old Dutch (pictured above) is a very good buy. It's a yuppie bike that makes sense. Especially if you got the money and can bring your bike inside. As a commuter bike, I'd definitely take it over the perfectly fine Bianchi Milano.
I didn't realize the Batavus brand bikes can be bought in North America. Even in NYC. Modsquad carries them.
The worst city bike? Any mountain bike with straight handlebars and no fenders--like most of the bikes out there.