Till 1559 there was a Roman Catholic chapel devoted to Maria in use on the island. In 1608 the first vicae settles at "Caghe". He finds the chapel demolished and just a few believers. In 1618 a first church is constructed that will be used for 250 years. In 1873-1874 a new church is built on the foundations of the old one. In 1950 the interior is renovated; a central heating replaces the coal stove. In 2006 the outer walls are brought back in style and the building gets the status of a National monument.
The plaquette in the front wall reads:
DEZE KERK IS IN DEN JARE
GEBOUWD UIT LIEFDEGAVEN
BYEENGEBRACHT DOOR EENE COMMISSIE
BESTAANDE UIT DE HEEREN
D. BEECKMAN PRED. TE SASSENHEIM
D. LEMMERZAAL PRES. KERKVOOGD
H. GLENZER SECR. KERKVOOGD
Summer Sundays at 9AM; Winter Sundays at 10AM.
Strange enough the Kaag cemetery is the newest spot on the island. It's open since 2009 and when I visited the Kaag in 2010 just 3 graves where there.
The former sail loft now is a family house. Only the sign "Oude Zeilmakerij" still points to its former use.
The former elementary school has been demolished. The present family house is a replica with some modern add-ons, but still cerrying the name "De Oude School".
When arriving at Kaag with the ferry the first house you will encounter is 't Veerhuis or Ferry house.