Traveling to Belgium can be pricey, particularly when the euro is strong. Avoiding the peak summer travel season will help you trim the cost of airfare and hotels. You should also look into hostels or apartment rentals to save over more expensive hotels. When you're buying Belgium's famous chocolates to take home as gifts for others (or for yourself -- we won't tell!), don't buy them in souvenir shops. Instead, do as the locals do and pick up your goodies at a grocery store, where the prices are much lower.