HolonIsrael and a suburb of Tel Aviv.
Holon was founded in 1940 as a merger of existing 5 neighborhoods.
Though the city has a reputation as a boring working-class suburb, in recent years it has developed a variety of museums and attractions quite disproportionate to its size. Some attractions are completely unique in Israel, like "Dialogue In The Dark", an activity in the Israeli Children's Museum where you perform activities in complete darkness to understand what life is like for blind people.
By trainThere are 4 train stations at the western border of the city with Bat Yam. The train is aimed at commuters, and the stations are not near sites of interest. But unlike buses, the train does not get stuck in traffic. It might be most convenient if you are coming from other stations on the same line (Kfar Sava, Rosh Haayan, Petah Tikva, and southern cities like Ashdod and Sderot).
Bat Yam-Komemiyut railway stationThis station opened in 2011 and there is a train every thirty minutes during the day. During rush hour, frequencies increase to one train every fifteen minutes.
Bat Yam-Yoseftal railway station
Holon Junction railway station
Holon-Wolfson railway station
The easiest way to get to Holon is generally by bus. There are many urban buses from neighboring cities such as Tel Aviv, as well as intercity buses from Jerusalem.
From Tel Aviv
- From near the Central Bus Station:
- from inside the Central Bus Station: Line 146.
- from Levinsky street: Line 89.
- from HaHagana train station: Lines 35, 71, 75, 76, 171, 271.
- from Har Zion street: Lines 126, 189, 289.
- from Ibn Gabirol street: Lines 89, 126, 189, 289.
- from Carmel Market: Lines 3, 72, 88, 129, 172.
- from Dizengoff street: Lines 72, 129, 172.
From Rishon LeZionLines 2, 20, 22, 57, 71, 72, 77, 95, 126, 129.
From Bat YamLines 11, 22, 43, 87, 88, 99, 143.
From JerusalemLines 404 and 406. Check the schedule - these only run maybe once per hour. 404 is the slow bus which serves Ramla, Latrun, and some small villages along the way. 406 is much faster, running nonstop between Jerusalem and Holon, but typically only during rush hour. If you miss these buses, take the 405 to Tel Aviv and a local bus to Holon.
- From Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, take Routes 4 or 20 to South.
The city is small, and often you can get from place to place on foot. But in the summer heat, you'll want to take a bus, car, or taxi even for short distances.
Egged and Metropoline operate 4 internal bus lines (lines 2, 4, 5, 22), and you can also take a bus headed for Tel Aviv or another part of the urban area.
phone: +972 73-2151525address: 8 Pinhas Eylon st., near Holon Mall and MediathequeOnly Design Museum in Israel. The museum contains temporary exhibitions from around the world.
The Water Tower at Moledetaddress: Ashdod st., south of Yamit 2000One of two water towers that have been preserved in the city. The historic Security Road (Hebrew: דרך הביטחון) from Jaffa to Jerusalem passed by the water tower.
phone: +972 3-6521849address: 61 Weizman st., Near the city hallOnly Comics museum in Israel. The museum contains exhibitions about Israeli comics and caricatures.
phone: +972 3-9142361, +972 3-9143761address: Dan Shomron st., Inside the Egged garageThe museum contains collection of buses that were in service at Egged from the 1930s until the 1990s.
phone: +972 1-700-506-060address: Mifratz Shlomo st.One of biggest water parks in Israel and the only water park in Israel that open all year round. The water park contains 22 water slides and a spa. In winters, only the indoor slides are operated.
Azrieli Holon Centeraddress: HaRokmim st.Contains several restaurants and few pubs. The main nightlife center of the city.
Park Peresaddress: Mifratz Shlomo st.A big park. Contains a playground for kids, a lake, rental pedal boats and La Park Shopping Center
phone: +972 3 650-3000address: 66 Mifratz Shlomo streetOne of 2 children's museums in Israel. The museum contains exhibits for different ages where children can touch the displays. The entrance to the museum is located at La Park shopping center.
Dialogue In The DarkExhibition simulating life with sight disability. Must pre-book these exhibitions before coming. For people above the age of 9.
Invitation For SilenceExhibition simulating life with hearing disability. Must pre-book these exhibitions before coming. For people above the age of 9.
Dialogue With The TimeExhibition simulating elderly life. Must pre-book these exhibitions before coming. For people above the age of 10.
The Bamba HouseBamba is an Israeli snack food made of peanuts - Israel has extremely low peanut allergy rates because kids are fed Bamba from a young age. This is the Bamba factory, where you can go on a tour explaining Bamba and the Bamba-making process. You have to reserve a tour spot in advance, and the waiting list is rumored to be months long.
phone: +972 3 651-4060address: 7 Golda Meir stThe only mall in Holon. A typical shopping mall.
phone: +972 3 558-8591This outdoor shopping center has few stores. Most of the shopping center is for restaurants and fast food. The shopping center also has a pub.
phone: +972 53 938-0488address: La Park shopping centerItalian food
phone: +972 3 501-1596address: 15 Mota GurCoffee place
Gordusphone: +972 53 427-3744address: La Park shopping centerMeats restaurant
Jet Lekphone: +972 8 9409040 (for all branches)address: 54 Sokolov StIce cream and desserts that contain ice cream.
phone: +972 3 778-5550Irish pub. Entry from age of 24 and up only.
phone: +972 053 9366180address: 45 Sokolov StA local pub.
phone: +972 054 5973766address: 29 HaBanai StA local pub at the industrial area.