As well as ferries and water taxis, Gorinchem is served by a railway station, although the connections are limited. It also has a local bus route which stops outside the train station. The city is close to Rotterdam airport, with the Campanile Gorinchem Hotel accessible from the A15 and A29 motorways.
Many of the restaurants and cafés serve dishes typical to South Holland, particularly dairy products such as Gouda and Edam. Seafood is also widely available and popular throughout the region. The city is also home to Solo, a Michelin-starred restaurant which serves Moroccan cuisine. These can be washed down with the traditional Jenever, a high proof juniper-flavoured spirit.
Gorinchem hosts a busy market on Easter Monday, with stalls selling food and crafts, as well as keeping visitors entertained with street performances such as flash mobs. Boat shows often take place in the city, and during the summer months there are usually free outdoor festivals and events.
Lying on the river, Gorinchem has been the victim of flooding frequently in its history. From the middle ages, residents have used many methods to attempt to prevent flooding, but the city has been damaged numerous times, particularly in July 1559.
Despite flooding prevention, it still remains a real problem for the city at times of heavy rainfall.